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    1939 Play Ball Ted Williams #92 SGC NM/MT 8. John Esch collection. We are hoping by the time you read this you have looked at the images and came to the same conclusion we have - this card is absolutely incredible. It just grabs your attention and lets go only because you're running late for work or picking up the kids at school because looking away from this card voluntarily just isn't an option. The history of this card is simple. Years ago, it was put into a plastic sheet which was the storage media of choice at the time. Decades later - four decades later to be exact! - it was consigned along with the rest of the set to Heritage Auctions and is now housed in a plastic holder which, like the Pepsi ads used to say, is the choice of new generations of collectors. Regardless of your approach - buy the holder or buy the card - you can not go wrong. Truth be told the NM-MT grade is more than acceptable but we can't help but wonder if the SGC graders which historically are on the conservative side could have deemed it's condition a little upwardly.

    We all know what this is. It is the rookie card of baseball legend Ted Williams. Ted was already showing his promise at the plate and it would be just two years before the would bat .406 in 1941. The Hall of Famer spent five years of his prime in the service as a pilot, and yet he still put-up great numbers - a lifetime average of .344, a 6-time batting leader, a 2-time Triple Crown winner, a 2-time MVP, and a 19-time All-Star who finished with 521 homers.

    Graded SGC NM-MT 8. One of four graded NM/MT by SGC with nine higher and all nine are NM-MT+. For the SGC supporter "Mint" is not an option. This card that would make for an ideal acquisition. While the label might not read "Mint" it doesn't matter because this card is for all intents and purposes a "Mint" card.


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