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    1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #26 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher. Joe DiMaggio baseball hero set the bar so high he carved out a path of excellence that Ted Williams would later follow. His legendary baseball life started on the West coast in the Pacific Coast League when he became a stand-out for the San Francisco Seals. Amazingly, DiMaggio belted a 61-game hitting streak; surpassing even his ML record of 56 straight games with a hit. That magical season of 1941 saw The Yankee Clipper bat .357 on 193 hits and 125 RBIs. Today, some batters strikeout 13 times in a span of a week or two. In 1941, Joe DiMaggio struck out only 13 times all season! He meant so much more to society than just a ball player, he was a hero. He was a national treasure who gave society a consistency at a time of troubling uncertainty in the world. His charmed life after baseball as one of the most popular sports figures ever, married one of Hollywood's most famous figures - Marilyn Monroe!

    The 1939 Play ball series is not hurting for Hall of Fame representatives--Ott, Gehringer, Hubbell and Greenberg among them--but Ted Williams and DiMaggio are far and away the set's key figures. Both you could just tell were destined for greatness. One was a rookie and DiMaggio had just three full seasons in pinstripes but was already averaging over 200 hits per season and a .331 BA. The fabled museum in Cooperstown was just opening its doors as if to accommodate the future legends.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. One of thirteen graded MINT with none rated higher. "Sharp" explains all four comers. Crisp edges and clean surfaces make for remarkable visual as well as physical appeal. An exceptional example from the '39 Play Ball series being among the finest assembly known. An investment quality card!


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