Thursday, April 19, 2012

1940 Play Ball "Shoeless" Joe Jackson R-335

Not often do I get vintage sox cards but the guy that I was trading with had this card just couldn't pass it up.

The R-cards, or gum cards, Goudey, Play Ball, Bowman and Topps were some of the most successful cards in the history of collecting.

The cards in this 240-card series measure approximately 2 1/2" by 3 1/8". Gum Inc. improved upon its 1939 (for some odd reason no Cubs cards were included in the 39 and 41 sets) design by enclosing the 1940 black and white player photo with a frame line and printing the player's name in a panel below the picture (often using a nickname).

1940 Play Ball #225 Joe Jackson

Cubs Checklist

1940 Play Ball #174 Johnny Evers
1940 Play Ball #228 Charlie Grimm
1940 Play Ball #234 Frank Chance
1940 Play Ball #239 George Uhle

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