1940 Play Ball

Number of
Required Items
240
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
09.757

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 User
1 William j. Toppi HOF 2019 2020 99.17% 8.25 9.30 9.16
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection HOF 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 100.00% 8.11 R 9.05 9.05
3 Ariev's 1940 Play Ball inheritance!! 98.75% 7.70 R 8.11 7.90
4 Texas Tommy 100.00% 7.35 R 7.59 7.59
5 Bernie Carlen - Retired 02/02/05 2002 2003 2004 100.00% 7.34 R 7.58 7.58

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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 99.17% 8.25 9.30 9.16
2 The Crandell Collection 88.75% 7.87 8.40 7.35
3 Jim's 1940 Play Ball Set 100.00% 7.11 7.19 7.19
4 Cucurullo_1940 100.00% 6.75 6.78 6.78
5 Ron Hobbs Family Collection 80.83% 7.44 7.77 6.68
6 Rittarch 1940 Play Ball 97.92% 6.95 6.96 6.53
7 Rick's 1940 Play Ball Set 97.50% 6.07 6.08 5.95
8 snoodles 96.67% 6.04 6.04 5.50
9 ronzorn 95.83% 5.38 5.39 5.15
10 BBCards4U2 57.08% 7.57 7.96 4.38
11 Texasguy UPDATED 63.75% 5.01 5.01 3.45
12 Rooster's 1940 Play Ball Set 55.00% 7.15 7.23 3.38
13 Ducster 37.92% 5.26 5.26 2.93
14 SJ 1940 Play Balls 50.83% 5.82 5.83 2.72
15 RCM COLLECTION - 1940 PLAY BALL BASEBALL SET 38.33% 6.08 6.10 2.59
16 John Topps 35.83% 4.99 4.99 2.50
17 jj's Finest of the 40's 39.17% 5.82 5.83 2.29
18 33rdva 20.83% 6.37 6.41 1.43
19 NM40PBBB 35.83% 5.12 5.12 1.41
20 Auctioninvestor's 1940 PLAY BALL PSA SET 37.08% 4.29 4.30 1.29

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