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    1939 Play Ball Ted Williams #92 SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5 - None Higher. A master stroke in the fine art of understatement is found in the back-text of this marvelous Ted Williams rookie card, wherein the writers for Gum, Inc. cited the opinion of "experts" in noting that the youthful Boston prospect "has a great future." Although, granted, Williams hadn't yet enjoyed the opportunity to impress baseball fans on the game's grandest stage, it was apparent that the young player was poised to make history, and that he would become a credible rival for the sport's prevailing gold standard, Joe DiMaggio. The Sox legend is shown in an intimidating batting stride and, while the crisply detailed photographic likeness allows the viewer to experience what he contributed to the game. Graded SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5. Among a total census of well over 200 SGC-graded copies, just seven others have achieved the revered distinction equal to this exceptional specimen... there are none higher. An unforgiving search for condition liabilities yields only the faintest whisper of a touch at the top-left corner. This collectible's image of the "Splinter" - properly positioned inside untoned borders - exhibits full integrity in its print quality, and the jet-black inking.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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