1939 Play Ball - Basic

Number of Required Items : 161

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 08.995

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This large set contains 161 cards numbered 1-162 (no #126 was ever issued). There are also numerous varieties, as many different spellings and letter sizes were used. The 2½" by 3-1/8" size is larger than most cards of the day, and the quality of the player photographs is far superior to earlier issues. Gum Incorporated distributed these cards, with three in each pack of "Play Ball America" bubble gum. Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams are among the major stars in this set. To read an in-depth article, click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Jeffrey Gitomer 1939 play ball 100.00%
Retired on 11/20/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.711
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.711
8.71
08.71
2 The Tull Collection 100.00% 8.39 08.39
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 9/24/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.349
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.349
8.35
08.35
4 Don Louchios Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.32 08.32
5 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.38% 8.16 08.12
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Tull Collection 100.00% 8.39 08.39
2 Don Louchios Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.32 08.32
3 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.38% 8.16 08.12
4 olemiss 95.03% 8.29 07.95
5 Caught Looking Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.77 07.77
6 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.03% 7.62 07.33
7 acewindcraft 100.00% 6.08 06.08
8 Applejax 39P Click to Contact Owner 78.88% 7.27 05.43
9 Lee's '39 Play Ball set 1 Click to Contact Owner 77.64% 7.28 05.42
10 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 51.55% 7.88 03.90
11 KentW Click to Contact Owner 43.48% 7.48 02.78
12 My New 1939 Play Balls 46.58% 7.22 02.51
13 Mansco Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.56% 7.25 01.82
14 blue devils 35.40% 4.78 01.72
15 hairpeace Click to Contact Owner 16.77% 5.78 00.74
16 jonnyor Click to Contact Owner 6.83% 8.00 00.45
17 memorylaneinc 5.59% 9.05 00.40
18 georgespsabeta Click to Contact Owner 14.29% 3.78 00.35
19 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.35% 5.76 00.34
20 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 0.62% 7.00 00.14
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