1939 and 1940 Play Ball Hall of Fame Collection (56) Including Ted Williams

Sold For: $1,680

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1072

Item Year: 1939

Category: 1930s to 1940s cards

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Impressive Hall of Fame collection from the 1939 and 1940 Play Ball series, including Ted Williams and twelve scarce high-number series cards from the 1940 series. This collection features nearly every possible Hall of Famer from the 1940 Play Ball set. Thirteen cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA (7), SGC (3), BVG (2), and GAI (1). The collection consists of the following: 1) 1939 Play Ball (6 cards): #30 Dickey (Fr), 48 Gomez (Vg), 53 Hubbell (Fr), 56 Greenberg (Vg+), 82 Klein (Pr-Fr), and 94 Manush (Vg-Ex). 2) 1940 Play Ball (50 cards): #6 Gomez (EX 5), 7 Dickey (miscut, otherwise Fr-Gd), 10 Ruffing (BCCG Very Good or better), 27 Williams (VG-EX+ 4.5), 30 Berg (glue on back, otherwise Vg+), 38 Doerr (Vg), 40 Greenberg (GAI VG-EX 4), 41 Gehringer (SGC VG/EX 50), 46 Averill (Gd), 87 Hubbell (glue on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 88 Ott (Vg-Ex), 102 Klein (Fr), 104 P. Waner (Vg-Ex), 105 L. Waner (BVG EX+ 5.5), 118 Hoyt (Vg-Ex+), 119 Alexander (GOOD 2), 120 Johnson (15/85 T/B, otherwise Vg+), 124 Combs (Ex), 129 Harris (Ex), 132 Mack (glue on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 133 Foxx (PSA VG-EX 4), 134 Cronin (glue on back, otherwise Vg), 141 Stengel (VG-EX 4), 142 Kelly (Vg-Ex), 153 McKechnie (glue on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 158 T. Jackson (SGC VG 40), 167 Frisch (Vg-Ex+), 168 Wagner (Vg), 170 Speaker (Gd+), 172 Bender (Vg+), 173 Lajoie (glue on back, otherwise Ex), 174 Evers (Gd), 175 Mathewson (Vg), 176 Manush (Ex), 177 Baker (Gd+), 178 Carey (Ex), 179 Sisler (85/15 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 180 Cochrane (SGC VG 40), 223 Jennings (Vg-Ex), two 224 Traynor (Ex and Vg-Ex), 226 Hooper (Gd), 227 Haines (Vg), 230 Faber (Ex-Mt), 232 Goslin (VG-EX 4), 234 Chance (EX 5), 235 McGraw (Vg-Ex+), 236 Bottomley (Vg-Ex), 237 Keeler (glue on back, otherwise Vg), and 238 Lazzeri (Ex+). Very attractive medium-grade collection of fifty-five different Hall of Famer cards (plus one duplicate). Total: 56 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.


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