Legendary June 2009
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Graded EX 5 by PSA. No "sophomore jinx" for the "Splendid Splinter!" In 1940, the young Ted Williams enjoyed a solid campaign. He led the League in runs scored and on-base percentage while batting a whopping .344—which is, coincidentally, his lifetime batting average, as well. The black-and-white, photographic design of Williams' second-year card afforded collectors this appealing depiction of the future American icon. His ballpark accomplishments were already inspiring awe during the time this sought-after item was released, and the slugger, as a military aviator, would soon conquer new battlefields in the skies. Reverent tribute is paid to the heroic Hall of Famer by this flattering, period collectible. Its cardfront image reveals deep, rich detail surrounded by mildly toned white borders that are punctuated by natural wear at the corners, and the card's reverse is uncommonly fresh and clear. This very desirable Williams piece, from a sensitive and often preservation-impaired series, pays marvelous visual homage to its subject. Eye-catching Excellent condition.
1940 Play Ball #27 Ted Williams - PSA EX 5
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