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1939 R334 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams Rookie PSA NM 7

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,259

Graded NM 7 by PSA. Extremely crisp, high-grade example of this key prewar card featuring Ted Williams in his rookie season. The 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams rookie has always been recognized as one of vintage-card collecting's great classics. This is a very strong example with particularly large borders. The card displays four sharp corners and a crystal-clear image featuring the "Splendid Splinter" in his familiar swing-thru pose. Centered very slightly to the left. The reverse of the card is clean and boldly printed. It is fascinating to note that the text on the back of this rookie card reports that "Ted Williams, one of the youngest players in baseball, has a great future according to experts." This classic rookie card is one of the key cards from the 1939 Play Ball set and one of the most popular cards of the era. SMR is $2,500. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,259

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