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About Play Ball

Collecting baseball cards is great fun, but collecting Play Ball baseball cards is a challenging and rewarding hobby that brings you the best baseball players of their era, including Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Shoeless Joe Jackson. Released by Gum Inc., later known as Bowman, from 1939 through 1941, these cards are all in black and white except for the last year. Play Ball sets range in size from 72 in 1941 to 240 in 1940, so these cards offer a range of difficulty in collecting full sets. Be aware, though, that the 1939 set skips #126, and the advertisements on the cards claiming there to be 260 cards in the set are false. Whatever you are looking for to bring back the baseball greats from the years just preceding World War II, you are sure to find it from one of the reliable sellers on eBay. Grab some protective sleeves to safeguard your relics of this bygone era, and remember that the game has a long and proud history, which is definitely worth preserving.