1939 Play Ball (R334) Baseball Cards
The 1939 Playball Baseball Cards were the first produced by Gum, Inc. The 1939 Playball Baseball Card Set contained actual black & white photos of the players, as well as extensive bios. The set consists of 161 cards, but is numbered 1 through 162. Card #126 was never issued. The key cards from the 1939 Playball Baseball Card Set are #26 Joe DiMaggio and #92 Ted Williams. The design of the cards would continue to advance in 1940 and 1941, until production was ended by the start of World War II.
By Dean Hanley