1940 and 1941 Play Ball Collection (62)

Sold For: $2,280

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1068

Item Year: 1940

Category: 1930s to 1940s cards

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Collection of sixty-two cards (fifty-six different) from the 1940 and 1941 Play Ball sets highlighted by Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. Four cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1940 Play Ball (55 cards, including 49 different): Condition is 29% Ex-Mt (including one Nr/Mt), 53% Ex, and 18% Vg-Ex. Keys: #105 L. Waner (HOF, NM 7), 120 Johnson (HOF, EX 5), 141 Stengel (HOF, EX 5), 153 McKechnie (HOF, Ex+), 158 Jackson (HOF, Ex+), and 175 Mathewson (HOF, EX-MT 6). 2) 1941 Play Ball (7 cards): #3 Walters (Vg-Ex), 4 Derringer (Vg-Ex), 24 Leonard (Ex), 25 Moore (Vg-Ex), 42 Moses (Ex), 44 Chapman (Vg-Ex+), and 68 Knott (Ex+). This is a solid collection of cards from these extremely popular 1940s gum-card issues. Total: 62 cards.
Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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