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1939 R334 Play Ball and 1941 R330 Double Play Collection Including Ted Williams Rookie and Three Joe DiMaggios (108 Cards)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,258.75

Collection of 108 cards from two prewar baseball sets issued by Gum Products, Inc. (R334 Play Ball and R330 Double Play). This is an original-owner collection saved since the year(s) of issue by the family of our consignor. They have literally been in a closet since 1941! Included are many Hall of Famers and stars, highlighted by Ted Williams' rookie card and three Joe DiMaggios. The lot consists of the following: 1) 1939 R334 Play Ball (47 cards): Overall Vg to Vg-Ex with some lesser (mostly Gd). Keys: #3 Ruffing (Vg-Ex), two 6 Durocher (Vg and Gd), two Joe DiMaggio (SGC VG/EX 50 and VG+ 45), 30 Dickey (Vg-Ex), 48 Gomez (Vg), 50 Gehringer (Gd), 51 Ott (Fr), 53 Hubbell (Vg-Ex+), 92 Ted Williams rookie (SGC VG 40), and 112 P. Waner (Vg). Lot also includes six scarce high numbers (#117-162). 2) 1941 R330 Double Play Partial Set (61 cards): Overall Gd to Vg with twelve better and four lesser. Keys: #21/22 Walker/Medwick (Gd), 63/64 DiMaggio/Keller (SGC VG+ 45), 67/68 Gordon/Ruffing (Pr), 83/84 Gordon/Keller (Vg-Ex), 89/90 Ott/Whitehead (Pr), two 99/100 Mize/Litwhiler (both Vg), four 105/106 Grove/Doerr (Vg-Ex, Vg and two Gd), 119/120 L.Waner/Majeski (Vg-Ex), two 131/132 Campbell/Boudreau (two Vg-Ex), 139/140 Arnovich/Hubbell (Vg-Ex), and five 141/142 Riggs/Durocher (two Vg-Ex, two Vg, and Gd). The equivalent SMR value for just the four SGC-graded cards (calculating the two half grades at the lower whole grade) is $1,490. Total: 108 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,258.75

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