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    1939 Play Ball Ted Williams #92 PSA Mint 9. He entered the Majors intent upon a future in which baseball fans would point at him and whisper, "There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived." Twenty-one years later, he would retire with that wish fulfilled. It's a fact that makes the presented cardboard commemorative one of the most essential trading cards in the hobby, deriving from the most important issue released during the historic Baseball Centennial season.

    Arguably there is no more important vintage in the entirety of a century and a half of professional baseball history, a year that saw the debut of Williams, the tearful farewell of Gehrig, and the ribbon-cutting of the Hall of Fame. But the better part of eight decades that have elapsed since the 1939 season has not laid a glove upon this nearly pristine relic.

    Our most recent offering of this card in high-grade, a NM-MT 8 example in August of 2016, commanded $40,630. Eighty-six representations exist at that PSA grade. But only an even dozen Mint 9 examples have been assessed as of this writing, with a lone Gem Mint 10 the only possible upgrade known to man. With Mantle rookies at this grade commanding seven-figure price tags, all logic would suggest that this is an investment with a lot of room to grow.


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