MastroNet December 2005
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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Less than ten examples have ever been graded PSA MINT 9, and not a single Gem Mint copy exists. Williams' career year in '41, which included the posting of a .406 batting average and a League-leading total of 37 home runs, still didn't yield an MVP Award for the Red Sox legend. Williams also had the game-winning blast in the ninth inning of the 1941 All-Star Game to cement the American League's victory. Joe DiMaggio's New York popularity edged out Williams in the MVP voting, but that didn't diminish his remarkable season—nor does it reduce the nostalgic flavor and evocative power of this superb collectible. The offered card's portrait presents vivid, uninterrupted color throughout. All four corners are well-shaped, centering just slightly favors the lower-edge aspect, and there are absolutely no print defects, front or back. The card displays clean borders surrounding an incredibly strong, well-focused image constructed of flowing pastel hues, and the reverse is likewise pristine. This elite piece, which could rightfully be considered a "sleeper" at its surprisingly modest tier, exhibits splend Near Mint to Mint condition.
1941 Play Ball #14 Ted Williams
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