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    1941 Play Ball "Paper Version" Complete Set on Two Uncut Sheets. The 1941 Play Ball paper set was issued in two sheets of twelve cards per sheet. This offering represents the complete set and the cards correspond to the first 24 cards that were offered with the standard 1941 Pay Ball set. This series has no shortage of Hall of fame stars including: Ted Williams, Jimmy Foxx, Mel Ott, Arky Vaughan, Carl Hubbell, Joe Cronin, Hank Greenberg, Red Ruffing, and Charlie Gehringer. The cards are identical in all respects to the standard set but are printed on thinner stock. Originally sold for one penny per sheet, they were intended to be hand-cut into individual cards by children. Needless to say that very few intact sheets remain to this day as most met their scissory fate with youngsters. Play ball issued cards in this manner for a very short time as an experiment in order to conserve paper supplies during WWII. The surfaces of both sheets are bold, bright, and free of any creases or flaws. Near Mint condition.

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    October, 2007
    26th Friday
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