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Presented is a complete 1940 Play Ball set of 240 cards. Included in this issue are not only the stars of the day, such as Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, but a good mix of past legends of the diamond such as Joe Jackson, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. These treasures were released at the important hobby crossroads between the Golden Era of Goudey gumcards and the post-war Topps and Bowman period. The set is noted for crisp and uncluttered black-and-white cardfronts, thorough player biographies on the backs and uncommon scarcity in today's market. In total, 11 cards have been graded by PSA. Includes: Graded Cards - Graded PSA NM+ 7.5: 2 cards w/#'s 234 Chance and 235 McGraw; PSA NM 7: 1 card, #158; PSA EX-MT 6: 4 cards w/#'s 7 Dickey, 41 Gehringer, 141 Stengel and 174 Evers; PSA EX 5: 2 cards w/#'s 27 Williams and 105 L. Waner; PSA VG-EX 4: 2 cards w/#'s 1 DiMaggio and 225 Jackson; Ungraded Cards - Highlights include: #’s 6 Gomez (EX-), 10 Ruffing (FR), 21 R. Ferrell (VG/EX), 30 Berg (VG/EX), 38 Doerr (VG/EX), 40 Greenberg (VG/EX), 46 Averill (VG/EX), 87 Hubbell (EX-), 88 Ott (VG), 102 Klein (VG/EX), 104 P. Waner (EX), 107 Vaughan (VG/EX), 118 Hoyt (VG/EX), 119 Alexander (GD), 120 Johnson (GD, stamp), 132 Mack (VG), 133 Foxx (EX-), 134 Cronin (VG/EX), 167 Frisch (VG/EX), 168 Wagner (FR), 170 Speaker (VG/EX), 173 Lajoie (EX), 175 Mathewson (VG/EX), 177 Baker (EX/MT), 179 Sisler (VG/EX), 180 Cochrane (EX), 223 Jennings (VG/EX), 224 Traynor (VG/EX), 226 Hooper (VG/EX), 227 Haines (VG/EX), 230 Faber (NM-), 232 Goslin (GD, tear), 236 Bottomley (VG/EX), 237 Keeler (VG/EX) and 238 Lazzeri (trimmed). Grades 46% EX to EX/MT including a few nicer, 47% VG to VG/EX, 7% lesser including a few trimmed.

1940 Play Ball Complete Set (240)1940 Play Ball Complete Set (240)
1940 Play Ball Complete Set (240)
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium): $7,768
Number of Bids: 19
Auction closed on: 9/4/2014