1939 Play Ball - Basic

Number of
Required Items
161
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.422

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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 William j. Toppi HOF 2019 2020 2021 100.00% 8.83 9.81 9.81
2 Jeffrey Gitomer 1939 play ball HOF 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 100.00% 8.71 R 9.49 9.49
3 olemiss HOF 2017 100.00% 8.66 9.36 9.36
4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00% 8.35 R 8.73 8.73
5 Heritage Auctions - November 2019 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 100.00% 8.32 R 8.69 8.69

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 William j. Toppi HOF 2019 2020 2021 100.00% 8.83 9.81 9.81
2 olemiss HOF 2017 100.00% 8.66 9.36 9.36
3 The Crandell Collection 100.00% 8.15 8.36 8.36
4 The Double Play Collection 100.00% 7.87 7.94 7.94
5 jbcofc 100.00% 7.45 7.50 7.50
6 Todd's 39s 100.00% 7.18 7.20 7.20
7 MM7 Sportscards 1939 Playball #1 100.00% 6.09 6.09 6.09
8 J Bither - 1939 Play Ball Set 100.00% 5.83 5.83 5.83
9 pacifica 82.61% 6.03 6.03 5.09
10 BBCards4U2 64.60% 8.29 8.59 4.79
11 yagr1 1939 Play Ball 78.88% 6.29 6.29 4.51
12 Lee's '39 Play Ball set 1 56.52% 7.28 7.29 4.01
13 MRB Collection 39.75% 7.80 7.87 2.72
14 B & T 47.20% 7.04 7.04 2.72
15 pisto 28.57% 7.12 7.12 1.77
16 The Mueller 1939 Play Ball Collection 18.63% 7.77 7.79 1.27
17 HOWARDS 1939 PLAY BALL - BASIC SET 19.88% 4.97 4.97 0.89
18 Garb 21.74% 5.43 5.43 0.89
19 Joe80r 24.84% 5.43 5.43 0.88
20 Diamond Dollar Collection 14.91% 5.58 5.58 0.79

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