1939 Play Ball Baseball Cards

Play Ball Joe DiMaggio
Set Description

Issued by Gum, Inc. in 1939 the fronts of the card are quality black & white photos of the player. Backs of the cards are numbered and have the player’s complete name and quality bio on the player. Due to the somewhat bland black and white fronts, set completion is not extremely popular amongst collectors. However, the set does contain Ted Williams rookie card, showing the slugger and his classic swing pose.

Important Notes

#126 was never issued

Set Info

Manufacturer: Play Ball
Year of Issue: 1939
Set Size: 161 Cards
Card Size: 2-1/2” x 3-1/8”


Low Series: 1-115
High Series: 116-162 (rare)

Price Guide (Complete Set)

VG – $3,000
EX – $5,000
NM – $10,000

Errors & Variations

No significant errors or variations.

Key Rookies

92 – Ted Williams

Key Stars

26 – Joe DiMaggio
30 – Bill Dickey
51 – Mel Ott
56 – Hank Greenberg