1939 Play Ball - Basic

Number of Required Items: 161
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.419

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% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Jeffrey Gitomer 1939 play ball 100.00%8.71
Retired on 11/20/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.533
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.533
9.53
09.53
2 olemiss 100.00%8.44 8.93 08.93
3 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.39
Retired on 6/12/2015
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.390
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.390
8.87
08.87
4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.35
Retired on 9/24/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.349
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.349
8.75
08.75
5 Don Louchios Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.32 8.70 08.70
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 olemiss 100.00%8.44 8.93 08.93
2 Don Louchios Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.32 8.70 08.70
3 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.38%8.16 8.36 08.33
4 memorylaneinc 98.76%8.25 8.57 07.94
5 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.76%7.72 7.77 07.70
6 Senator 39 Play Ball 100.00%5.98 5.98 05.98
7 Applejax 39P Click to Contact Owner 85.71%7.27 7.28 05.82
8 Lee's '39 Play Ball set 1 Click to Contact Owner 78.88%7.30 7.31 05.51
9 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 67.08%7.90 7.97 04.88
10 B & T 41.61%7.04 7.04 02.40
11 The Mei Hua Collection Click to Contact Owner 11.80%7.29 7.29 01.97
12 hairpeace Click to Contact Owner 42.86%5.45 5.45 01.87
13 HOWARDS 1939 PLAY BALL - BASIC SET Click to Contact Owner 26.09%4.97 4.97 01.09
14 Garb 23.60%5.50 5.50 01.03
15 Diamond Dollar Collection 14.91%5.58 5.58 00.79
16 georgespsabeta Click to Contact Owner 14.29%3.78 3.78 00.35
17 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.48%6.00 6.00 00.10
18 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 1.86%6.67 6.67 00.08
19 Donald E. Spence- The Lone Star Collection 0.62%8.50 8.50 00.05
20 RJSokol's 1939 Play Ball Basic Set Click to view Set Images 0.62%8.00 8.00 00.03
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