March 28, 2017 | Vol. 18 Issue 7
In this issue:
  Don’t Call It a Comeback
  Collecting the 1940 Play Ball Baseball Card Set
  Collecting the 1948 Leaf Baseball Set
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials


Don’t Call It a Comeback
The 2017 baseball season is upon us. There is excitement in the air as fans across the country have hope that their favorite teams and players are on the cusp of something great. This year, there may be even more enthusiasm for the upcoming season because of the fantastic year MLB had in 2016. In the editorial to follow, PSA’s Joe Orlando discusses how baseball’s stock seemed to rise in recent times.

Collecting the 1940 Play Ball Baseball Card Set – An Underrated Pre-War Issue
Play Ball produced baseball cards from three straight years (1939-1941). In 1939, they introduced their product with a simple black-and-white design and the set remains anchored by the Ted Williams rookie card. In 1941, Play Ball introduced color to their release and the set remains a hobby favorite. In between those two is the often overlooked 1940 set, one built on legends of the past and present.

Collecting the 1948 Leaf Baseball Set – The First Color, Post-World War II Baseball Series
The 1948 Leaf baseball card set comes with a host of challenges. Poor quality control coupled with an array of short-printed cards makes this issue a real challenge, even for the most seasoned collector. The Satchel Paige card is one that has already surpassed $100,000 in PSA NM 7. In high grade, even some of the lesser names can break the bank. In the following piece, we break down this classic set, from Babe Ruth to Jackie Robinson.

Autographed Vintage Rookie Cards: No Longer Taboo
Which of the following baseball card sets from the 1940s is your favorite?
  1. 1940 Play Ball
  2. 1941 Play Ball
  3. 1948 Bowman
  4. 1948 Leaf
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