1939 Play Ball Almost Complete Set

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Year 1939
Manufacturer Play Ball

Below is a list of all of the cards included in this particular set. To view front and back images, click on the card names. To view scans of all of the cards included in this set, please click the first card and use the white arrows to scroll through the set.

1939 Play Ball #1 Jake Powell - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #2 Lee Grissom - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #3 Red Ruffing - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #4 Elden Auker - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #5 Luke Sewell - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #6 Leo Durocher - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #8 Cotton Pippen - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #9 Jim Tobin - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #10 Jim DeShong - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #11 Johnny Rizzo - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #12 Hersh Martin - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #13 Luke Hamlin - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #14 Jim Tabor - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #15 Paul Derringer - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #16 Johnny Peacock - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #17 Emerson Dickman - Front - Back SGC 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #18 Harry Danning - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #19 Paul Dean - Front - Back PSA 4.5 - VG/EX+
1939 Play Ball #20 Joe Heving - Front - Back 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #21 Dutch Leonard - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #22 Bucky Walters - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #23 Burgess Whitehead - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #24 Dick Coffman - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #25 George Selkirk - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio - Front - Back SGC 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #27 Fritz Ostermueller - Front - Back PSA 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #28 Syl Johnson - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #29 Jack Wilson - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #30 Bill Dickey - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #31 Sammy West - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #32 Bob Seeds - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #33 Del Young - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #34 Frank DeMaree - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #35 Billy Jurges - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #36 Frank McCormick - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #37 Spud Davis - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #38 Bill Myers - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #39 Rick Ferrell - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #40 Jim Bagby - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #41 Lonnie Warneke - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #42 Arndt Jorgens - Front - Back 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #43 Melo Almada - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #44 Don Heffner - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #45 Pinky May - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #46 Morrie Arnovich - Front - Back PSA 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #47 Buddy Lewis - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #48 Lefty Gomez - Front - Back 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #49 Ed Miller - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #50 Charlie Gehringer - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #51 Mel Ott - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #52 Tommy Henrich - Front - Back PSA 3.5 - VG+
1939 Play Ball #53 Carl Hubbell - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #54 Harry Gumbert - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #55 Arky Vaughan - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #56 Hank Greenberg - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #57 Buddy Hassett - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #58 Louis Chiozza - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #59 Ken Chase - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #60 School Boy Rowe - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #61 Tony Cuccinello - Front - Back PSA 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #62 Tom Carey - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #63 Heinie Mueller - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #64 Wally Moses - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #65 Harry Craft - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #66 Jimmy Ripple - Front - Back PSA 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #67 Eddie Joost - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #68 Fred Sington - Front - Back 4.5 - VG/EX+
1939 Play Ball #69 Elbie Fletcher - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #70 Fred Frankhouse - Front - Back PSA 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #71 Monte Pearson - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #72 Debs Gams - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #73 Hal Schumacher - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #74 Cookie Lavagetto - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #75 Frenchy Bordagaray - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #76 Goody Rosen - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #77 Lew Riggs - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #78 Julius Solters - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #79 Joe Moore - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #80 Pete Fox - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #81 Babe Dahlgren - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #82 Chuck Klein - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #83 Gus Suhr - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #84 Skeeter Newsome - Front - Back 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #85 John Cooney - Front - Back 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #86 Dolph Camilli - Front - Back 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #87 Milt Shoffner - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #88 Charlie Keller - Front - Back 7 - NM
1939 Play Ball #89 Lloyd Waner - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #90 Bob Klinger - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #91 Jack Knott - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #93 Charley Gelbert - Front - Back 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #94 Heinie Manush - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #95 Whitlow Wyatt - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #96 Babe Phelps - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #97 Bob Johnson - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #98 Pinky Whitney - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #99 Wally Berger - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #100 Buddy Myer - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #101 Doc Cramer - Front - Back 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #102 Pep Young - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #103 Moe Berg - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #104 Tommy Bridges - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #105 Eric McNair - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #106 Dolly Stark - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #107 Joe Vosmik - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #108 Frank 'Blimp' Hayes - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #109 Myril Hoag - Front - Back 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #110 Fred Fitzsimmons - Front - Back 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #111 Van Mungo - Front - Back 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #112 Paul Waner - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #113 Al Schacht - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #114 Cecil Travis - Front - Back 2 - GOOD
1939 Play Ball #115 Red Kress - Front - Back PSA 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #116 Gene Desautels - Front - Back PSA 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #117 Wayne Ambler - Front - Back PSA 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #118 Lynn Nelson - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #119 Will Hershberger - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #120 Harold Warstler - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #121 Bill Posedel - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #122 George McQuinn - Front - Back PSA 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #123 Peaches Davis - Front - Back PSA 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #124 Jumbo Brown - Front - Back PSA 7 - NM
1939 Play Ball #125 Cliff Melton - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #127 Gil Brack - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #128 Joe Bowman - Front - Back PSA 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #129 Bob Swift - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #130 Bill Brubaker - Front - Back PSA 7 - NM
1939 Play Ball #131 Mort Cooper - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #132 Jim Brown - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #133 Lynn Myers - Front - Back PSA 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #134 Tot Pressnell - Front - Back PSA 7 - NM
1939 Play Ball #135 Mickey Owen - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #136 Roy Bell - Front - Back PSA 7.5 - NM+
1939 Play Ball #137 Pete Appleton - Front - Back SGC 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #138 George Case - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #139 Vito Tamulis - Front - Back PSA 6 - EX/MT
1939 Play Ball #140 Ray Hayworth - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #141 Pete Coscarart - Front - Back PSA 7 - NM
1939 Play Ball #142 Ira Hutchinson - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #143 Earl Averill - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #144 Zeke Bonura - Front - Back 4.5 - VG/EX+
1939 Play Ball #145 Hugh Mulcahy - Front - Back 3.5 - VG+
1939 Play Ball #146 Tom Sunkel - Front - Back PSA 2.5 - GD+
1939 Play Ball #147 Slick Coffman - Front - Back PSA 5 - EX
1939 Play Ball #148 Bill Trotter - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #149 Max West - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #150 Jim Walkup - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #151 Hugh Casey - Front - Back 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #152 Roy Weatherly - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #153 Dizzy Trout - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #154 Johnny Hudson - Front - Back PSA 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #155 James Outlaw - Front - Back PSA 7 - NM
1939 Play Ball #156 Ray Berres - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #157 Don Padgett - Front - Back PSA 2.5 - GD+
1939 Play Ball #158 Bud Thomas - Front - Back PSA 3 - VG
1939 Play Ball #159 Red Evans - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #160 Gene Moore - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #161 Lonnie Frey - Front - Back 4 - VG/EX
1939 Play Ball #162 Whitey Moore - Front - Back 4.5 - VG/EX+

1939 Play Ball series cards were larger in size and featured clearer photographs than its predecessors, features which sparked increased interest in card collectors and subsequent growth in the industry as a whole.  The set consists of 161 total cards, each measuring 2 1/2" by 3 1/8" in size--larger than nearly any other tobacco card of the early 20th century.  

This 1939 set features the one and only depiction of a rookie Ted Williams.

This almost complete set contains no duplicate cards.  

This almost complete set contains 159 cards out of the possible 161 cards. This is not a complete set.
This set does not include the following cards: #7 Bobby Doerr , #92 Ted Williams

The cards ranked by Value:

  • 1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio : SGC 2 - GOOD
  • 1939 Play Ball #103 Moe Berg : PSA 4 - VG/EX
  • 1939 Play Ball #56 Hank Greenberg : 4 - VG/EX
  • 1939 Play Ball #51 Mel Ott : PSA 3 - VG
  • 1939 Play Ball #134 Tot Pressnell : PSA 7 - NM
  • 1939 Play Ball #133 Lynn Myers : PSA 6 - EX/MT
  • 1939 Play Ball #155 James Outlaw : PSA 7 - NM
  • 1939 Play Ball #130 Bill Brubaker : PSA 7 - NM
  • 1939 Play Ball #154 Johnny Hudson : PSA 4 - VG/EX
  • 1939 Play Ball #143 Earl Averill : PSA 4 - VG/EX
  • 1939 Play Ball #138 George Case : PSA 4 - VG/EX
  • 1939 Play Ball #136 Roy Bell : PSA 7.5 - NM+

Set breakdown by grade:

Number of Cards in Set 159
Average Grade - Weighted by Value 4.05 - VG/EX
Average Grade - Unweighted 3.83 - VG/EX
Grade Breakdown
PSA 7.5 - NM+ 1
PSA 7 - NM 5
7 - NM 1
PSA 6 - EX/MT 9
6 - EX/MT 4
PSA 5 - EX 5
5 - EX 7
SGC 5 - EX 2
4.5 - VG/EX+ 3
PSA 4.5 - VG/EX+ 1
4 - VG/EX 31
PSA 4 - VG/EX 13
3.5 - VG+ 1
PSA 3.5 - VG+ 1
PSA 3 - VG 11
3 - VG 48
PSA 2.5 - GD+ 2
2 - GOOD 13
SGC 2 - GOOD 1

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Serial Number
Item #4788946
Grade
4 - VG/EX
Price
$22,030.00
$17,624.00 after 20% discount

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