PSA Set Registry®

117,065 Registered Sets

1940 Play Ball

NUMBER OF REQUIRED ITEMS

240
CURRENT FINEST POSSIBLE SET RATING

09.679

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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection HOF 2005200620072008200920102011201220132015 100.00% 8.11 R 9.01 09.01
2 Ariev's 1940 Play Ball inheritance!! 98.75% 7.70 R 8.14 07.94
3 Texas Tommy 100.00% 7.35 R 7.61 07.61
4 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00% 7.33 R 7.59 07.59
5 Bernie Carlen - Retired 02/02/05 200220032004 100.00% 7.34 R 7.59 07.59

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
SET RATING
1 The Crandell Collection 89.17% 7.87 8.43 07.40
2 Jim's 1940 Play Ball Set 100.00% 7.05 7.14 07.14
3 Cucurullo_1940 100.00% 6.75 6.79 06.79
4 Rittarch 1940 Play Ball 97.50% 6.90 6.90 06.45
5 Don Louchios 67.92% 8.00 8.66 05.56
6 snoodles 96.25% 6.04 6.04 05.48
7 Senator 40 Play Ball 97.92% 5.42 5.46 05.31
8 BBCards4U UPDATED 69.58% 7.44 7.77 04.63
9 Ducster 37.92% 5.26 5.26 02.93
10 sjgolfer 47.50% 5.87 5.88 02.51
11 jj's Finest of the 40's 39.17% 5.82 5.83 02.29
12 Rooster's 1940 Play Ball Set 35.00% 7.16 7.27 02.05
13 33rdva UPDATED 33.75% 6.27 6.31 02.04
14 NM40PBBB 35.83% 5.12 5.12 01.41
15 Triolo Collection 11.25% 4.10 4.10 00.93
16 B & T 25.00% 7.00 7.00 00.93
17 boberobinson 27.50% 3.19 3.19 00.92
18 gjacobs 10.42% 3.69 3.69 00.60
19 Pacdac 13.33% 4.77 4.77 00.58
20 dfanredsfan 4.58% 7.00 7.00 00.19

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