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.

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 William j. Toppi HOF 2019 100.00% 8.79 9.76 9.76
2 olemiss HOF 2017 100.00% 8.59 9.21 9.21
3 Heritage Auctions - November 2019 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 100.00% 8.32 8.69 8.69
4 The Crandell Collection 100.00% 8.15 8.36 8.36
5 The Double Play Collection 100.00% 7.85 7.92 7.92
6 jbcofc 100.00% 7.12 7.14 7.14
7 Senator 39 Play Ball 100.00% 7.01 7.02 7.02
8 BBCards4U2 75.78% 8.10 8.28 5.97
9 J Bither - 39 Play Ball Set 100.00% 5.81 5.81 5.81
10 Lee's '39 Play Ball set 1 63.98% 7.29 7.32 4.61
11 B & T 47.20% 7.04 7.04 2.72
12 ronzorn 52.80% 5.46 5.46 2.61
13 The Mei Hua Collection 11.80% 7.29 7.29 1.97
14 The Mueller 1939 Play Ball Collection 16.15% 7.81 7.84 1.09
15 Garb 23.60% 5.50 5.50 1.03
16 HOWARDS 1939 PLAY BALL - BASIC SET 20.50% 4.99 4.99 0.92
17 Joe80r 24.84% 5.43 5.43 0.88
18 Diamond Dollar Collection 14.91% 5.58 5.58 0.79
19 ddhhpscpsa 9.94% 4.49 4.49 0.73
20 georgespsabeta 14.29% 3.78 3.78 0.35

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