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    Only one superior specimen exists!

    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.

    Over one thousand examples of this card have been encapsulated by the hobby's leading card grading service, with this being one of just a dozen to bear a Mint 9 header. There is only one Gem Mint 10. Frankly, we can't imagine what that card has that this one doesn't, as a careful search for flaws comes up empty. This is the most youthful octogenarian you'll encounter.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 18
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