A boatload of stars past and present make it fun but here’s the kicker: most cards in the 1940 Play Ball set aren’t that expensive.
The New York Yankees bought Joe DiMaggio from the San Francisco Seals for $25,000 and some players on November 21, 1934. His early baseball cards are part of an eclectic mix.
When it comes to star power, reasonable expectations of completion and affordability, it’s hard to top the 1941 Play Ball set. Or should we say the “1941-42 Play Ball Set”?
A look at 1930s and early 40s wrappers from the early days of ‘bubble gum cards’.