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Lot # 866 (866 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1939 to 1941 Play Ball Shoebox Collection (191) Including 23 Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,040

Collection of 191 assorted Play Ball cards spanning all three years of issue, from 1939 to 1941, highlighted by twenty-three Hall of Famers, including Ted Williams. This collection contains 163 different cards in total from all three sets (plus twenty-eight duplicates). Thirteen cards are professionally graded and encapsulated (eight PSA and five SGC). 1) 1939 Play Ball (50 cards): Forty-one different. 20% Ex-Mt, 75% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 5% lesser. Keys: #53 Hubbell (PSA EX-MT 6), 89 L. Waner (Vg-Ex), and 112 P. Waner (Vg+). Other Graded Cards (all PSA EX-MT 6 unless noted): #11, 69, 72, 111, 141, and 157 (SGC EX 60). 2) 1940 Play Ball (117 cards): 103 different. 41% Vg-Ex to Ex and 59% Gd to Vg (including a few slight trim). Keys: #7 Dickey (Vg+), 10 Ruffing (Gd), 21 R. Ferrell (Vg), 27 T. Williams (PSA VG 3), 104 P. Waner (Vg), 129 Harris (Vg), 141 Stengel (Vg-Ex), 167 Frisch (Vg-Ex), 168 Wagner (Vg-Ex+), 172 Bender (Gd), 174 Evers (Vg+), 177 Baker (Vg), 178 Carey (slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex), 179 Sisler (Vg-Ex), two 227 Haines (Ex+ and Ex), 236 Bottomley (slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 237 Keeler (Vg+). 3) 1941 Play Ball (24 cards): Twenty different. Condition is Vg-Ex with five lesser. Keys: #6 Hubbell (Vg) and 54 Reese RC (Vg-Ex). Other Graded Cards: #17 (SGC EX 60), 38 (SGC EX/NM 80), 43 (SGC VG/EX 50), 44 (PSA EX+ 5.5), and 57 (SGC EX/NM 80). This is a very attractive collection of cards, with several notable highlights, from these very popular Play Ball sets. Total: 191 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,040


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