March 30, 2017: Sports & Americana Auction
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This is an extraordinary array of important cards from the 1940 Play Ball issue, the 2 ½-by-3 1/8-inch cards that represented the middle of three sets that Gum Inc. produced as World War II approached. This all-Hall of Famer array is in markedly better condition than this issue is typically found in older collections and includes five cards from the more-difficult high number series. Here’s the breakdown: No. 7 Dickey – Ex-Mt, 10 Ruffing – Excellent, 21 Ferrell – Nr-Mt, 38 Doerr – Ex-Mt, 88 Ott – Ex o/c, 104 Waner – Ex o/c, 119 Alexander – VG-Ex, 178 Carey – VG-Ex, 224 Traynor – Ex-Mt, 226 Hooper – Nr-Mt o/c, 227 Haines – Ex-Mt, 236 Bottomley – Ex o/c and 238 Lazzeri – Ex-Mt o/c.
1940 Play Ball Grouping of Hall of Famers (13)1940 Play Ball Grouping of Hall of Famers (13)
1940 Play Ball Grouping of Hall of Famers (13)
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Minimum Bid: $150
Final prices include buyers premium.: $521
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

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