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1939 Play Ball Partial Set (114 of 161)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $2,232.50

1939 R334 Play Ball partial set: 114 different cards (out of the 161 cards in the complete set) from this classic prewar card issue. 70% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 30% Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a few slightly lesser). This was the first of three major baseball-card sets by Gum, Inc. The rarer high-number series cards (#116-162) in 1939 Play Ball have always made the assembly of a complete set particularly challenging for collectors. All 114 offered cards are different, and included are many Hall of Famers and stars of the era, as well as 28 of the 45 rarer high-number cards. Keys: #1 Powell (Vg), 6 Durocher (Ex), 7 Doerr (Ex), 39 Ferrell (Vg-Ex), 48 Gomez (Ex), 50 Gehringer (Vg-Ex), 51 Ott (Ex), 53 Hubbell (Ex-Mt), 55 Vaughan (Ex-Mt), 56 Greenberg (Ex-Mt), 82 Klein (Ex), 89 L. Waner (Vg), 94 Manush (Vg-Ex/Ex), 112 P. Waner (Ex-Mt), and 143 Averill (Gd). The following are the forty-seven cards missing for completion: #3 Ruffing, 4, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26 DiMaggio, 30 Dickey, 49, 52 Henrich, 54, 60, 61, 65, 66, 68, 70, 80, 87, 92 Williams, 98, 99, 100, 103 Berg, 108, 110, 115, 117, 120, 125, 131, 136, 137, 138, 144, 145, 146, 147, 149, 155, 157, and 162. This is a very clean and attractive mid- to high-grade partial set of this classic prewar issue. Total 114 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,232.50


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