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1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio Yankees PSA 6

  • July 14, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

War raged in Europe and Asia.  Tensions were taut in other parts of the world.  And baseball reigned in the sports arena in these last few months of peace in the United States. Enter Gum, Incorporated, and its third issue of baseball themed trading cards.  The Philadelphia based confectioner, founded by Jacob Bowman, controlled over 60% of the bubble gum market in that period.  In the late 1930’s, Gum, Inc., added various trading cards to packs of their main product, and in 1939 through 1941, Gum, Inc. issued annual baseball themed series.  The 2-1/2” by 3-1/8” cards were larger than

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