1940 Play Ball Baseball Cards

1940 Play Ball Joe Jackson 1940 Play Ball Joe Jackson back

1940 Play Ball Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Play Ball

Year of Issue: 1940

Set Size: 240 Cards

Card Size: 2-1/2” x 3-1/8”

Series

Low Series: 1-180
High Series: 181-240 (scarce)

Set Description

Gum, Inc. created this 240 player set which included many of the great players from the past. The fronts are black & white photos of the player surrounded by an ornate border with their name in it. The backs are numbered and have the player’s bio. Eighty-two of the cards are printed with advertising for the Superman set printed along the bottom of the reverse.

1940 Play Ball Ted Williams 1940 Play Ball Joe Dimaggio
1940 Play Ball Jimmie Foxx 1940 Play Ball Honus Wagner
1940 Play Ball Christy Mathewson 1940 Play Ball Walter Johnson
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $3000
  • EX – $5000
  • NM – $10000
Key Rookies
  • N/A
Key Stars
  • 1 – Joe Dimaggio
  • 27 – Ted Williams
  • 120 – Walter Johnson
  • 133 – Jimmie Foxx
  • 168 – Honus Wagner
  • 175 – Christy Mathewson
  • 225 – Shoeless Joe Jackson
Errors & Variations
  • No significant errors or variations
Important Notes
  • The 2nd series is significantly tougher to find than the 1st series
Related Articles
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