1940 R335 Play Ball PSA- and SGC-Graded Hall of Famer Collection (11)

Sold For: $1,680

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 851

Item Year: 1940

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Collection of eleven 1940 Play Ball bubble-gum cards issued by Gum, Inc., each depicting key Hall of Famers Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, or Honus Wagner. Each card is professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA (eight), GAI (two), or SGC (one). 1-4) #120 Walter Johnson (NM 7, EX-MT 6, GAI VG-EX 4, and VG 3). Each of these examples is strong for the assigned grades, with the exception of the VG 3, which displays a pinhole. 5-7) #168 Honus Wagner (GAI NM+ 7.5 and two EX-MT 6). These examples are crisp and clean, with excellent centering and light corner wear. 8-11) #175 Christy Mathewson (NM 7, SGC EX 60, and two EX 5). These examples are well centered, with bold images and corner wear commensurate with the assigned grades. This is a very crisp and sharp-looking collection of Hall of Fame Play Ball cards in outstanding mid-grade to high-grade condition. The SMR value in the assigned grades is $2,325. Total: 11 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+.

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