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1939 to 1941 Play Ball Collection Including Joe DiMaggio & Ted Williams (231 Different)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,851

Original-owner collection comprised of three partially complete 1939-1941 Play Ball sets, representing a very substantial foundation for the assembly of a complete set run (231 different of the 473 cards that comprise all three sets). A few of the numerous highlights are 1940 Play Ball #27 Ted Williams (PSA EX 5) and 1941 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio (PSA VG-EX+ 4.5). This collection has not seen the light of day since 1941! These cards have been consigned directly from a friend of the original owner, who as a youngster saved these cards. Condition ranges in grade from Good (with a few slightly lesser) to Excellent condition (with a few slightly better), averaging Vg+ overall. Six cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA. 1) 1939 Play Ball (108 of 161 cards): #1, 3 Ruffing, 4, 5, 6 Durocher, 7 Doerr, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 Dickey, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 Ferrell, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 Gomez, 49, 50 Gehringer, 52 Henrich, 54, 55 Vaughan, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 Keller, 89 Waner, 90, 91, 93, 94 Manush, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103 Berg, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112 Waner, 113, 114, and 115. 2) 1940 Play Ball (99 of 240 cards): #1 DiMaggio (Fr), 2, 3, 4 Henrich, 5, 6 Gomez, 8, 9 Keller, 10 Ruffing, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 Ferrell, 23, 24, 26, 27 Williams (PSA EX 5), 28, 30 Berg, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38 Doerr, 39, 41 Gehringer, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 Hubbell, 88 Ott, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102 Klein, 103, 104 P. Waner, 105 L. Waner, 106, 107 Vaughan, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, and 118 Hoyt. 3) 1941 Play Ball (24 of 72 cards): #3, 4, 5, 6 Hubbell (PSA GOOD 2), 7, 9, 10 Vaughan (Vg-Ex), 11, 12, 15 Cronin (PSA GOOD 2), 16, 17, 20 Ruffing (PSA EX-MT 6), 21 Keller, 22, 23, 34, 38, 39 Henrich (PSA EX 5), 41, 45, 62, 65, and 71 DiMaggio (PSA VG-EX+ 4.5). These three partial sets provide the foundation for a very attractive Play Ball complete set run. The equivalent SMR value for just the six PSA-graded cards (not including the 225 ungraded cards!) is $1,857. Total: 231 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500++. SOLD FOR $3,851


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