1940 Play Ball

Number of Required Items : 240

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 08.303

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Despite the fact that this set is one year older than Play Ball's first production and not colorful like the 1941 Play Ball issue, this set is regarded as the toughest of the bunch. Just check your PSA Population numbers and it will become very clear, the 1940 Play Ball's are a tough group. The 240-card set features some great cards like the Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Ted Williams (his second card), and a post-playing days card of Joe Jackson. How about the number one card in the set? It features the legendary Yankee Joe DiMaggio. Not a bad selection. As far as condition obstacles are concerned, this set is subject to toning along the edges and borders. Too much toning can be a real eyesore and downgrade the card. In addition to the star cards mentioned above, the set also contains great cards of retired Hall of Famers like Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. This is a wonderful set for the collector who needs a major challenge and it provides a nice balance of current stars and retired legends.

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All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 9/24/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.102
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.102
8.10
08.10
1 The Tull Collection 100.00% 8.10 08.10
3 Ariev's 1940 Play Ball inheritance!! 98.75%
Retired on 4/13/2012
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.696
% Complete 98.75%
Set Rating 7.505
7.70
07.51
4 Texas Tommy 100.00%
Retired on 9/7/2010
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.353
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.353
7.35
07.35
5 Bernie Carlen - Retired 02/02/05 Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 5/21/2008
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.335
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.335
7.34
07.34
6 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%
Retired on 8/10/2011
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 7.332
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.332
7.33
07.33
7 Caught Looking Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.33 07.33
8 Sgt. Jim Filippello playball set - Retired June 21, 2005 Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 5/21/2008
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 7.050
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.050
7.05
07.05
9 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 89.58% 7.87 06.92
10 PB Bosco & the Bard Boys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.92 06.92
11 Cucurullo_1940 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.70 06.70
12 Rittarch 1940 Play Ball Click to Contact Owner 95.00% 6.76 06.19
13 snoodles 94.58% 6.03 05.32
14 Don Louchios Click to Contact Owner 67.92% 8.00 05.13
15 Griffin's 97.08%
Retired on 6/5/2011
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 5.358
% Complete 97.08%
Set Rating 4.881
5.36
04.88
16 Carmine's 40eezz 94.17%
Retired on 2/12/2010
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 5.031
% Complete 94.17%
Set Rating 4.813
5.03
04.81
17 jbcofc 72.08% 5.95 04.56
18 April 2011 SCP Auctions Set 95.42%
Retired on 6/8/2011
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 4.073
% Complete 95.42%
Set Rating 3.887
4.07
03.89
19 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 65.42% 7.40 03.85
20 Ducster Click to view Set Images 37.92% 5.26 02.93
21 KentW Click to Contact Owner 47.50% 6.98 02.38
22 The 53 Kid Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.92% 6.94 02.36
23 jj's Finest of the 40's Click to Contact Owner 39.17% 5.82 02.29
24 sjgolfer Click to Contact Owner 41.25% 5.80 02.20
25 ChuckLaw08 10.42% 6.47 01.63
26 Erik V's 40 Play Ball Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.83% 4.43 01.61
27 NM40PBBB 35.00% 5.11 01.39
28 Triolo Collection 11.25% 4.10 00.93
29 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 27.50% 3.19 00.92
30 Peltz22 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 17.92% 6.67 00.90
31 B & T 22.50% 7.00 00.84
32 gjacobs 10.42% 3.69 00.60
33 Pacdac 13.33% 4.77 00.58
34 Rooster's 1940 Play Ball Set 6.67% 7.00 00.48
35 dfanredsfan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.92% 6.89 00.13
36 Fleur-de-lis: The Modest Collection Click to view Set Images 1.67% 4.22 00.08
37 Tory's 1940 Play Ball Baseball Set 2.08% 4.30 00.04
38 nyankee19 1.25% 6.00 00.04
39 boberobinson (2) Click to Contact Owner 0.42% 4.00 00.01