1940 and 1941 Play Ball Autographed Card Collection (13)

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1725

Item Year: 1940

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Collection of 13 autographed 1940 and 1941 Play Ball baseball cards, including four different Hall of players (Doerr [three times], Ferrell, Heilmann, and Cronin), and one duplicate (1941 #64 Doerr). All of the signatures (penned in a variety of inks), appear on the front and range from "7" to "10," averaging "9." Condition ranges from Pr to Vg, averaging Gd/Vg. The collection is composed of the following issues: 1) 1940 Play Ball (10): #21 Ferrell (HOF), 26 Moses, 38 Doerr (HOF), 78 Riggs, 79 Craft, 84 Moore, 131 Bonura (personalized "To my Pal Bob"), 171 Heilmann (HOF; dated "1944" by Heilmann), 194 Chapman (trimmed), and 206 Laabs. 2) 1941 Play Ball (3): #15 Cronin (HOF) and #64 Doerr (HOF; 2 examples). Total: 13 cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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