1939 Play Ball Baseball Card Checklist

The Play Ball baseball card set was released in 1939. The set consisted of 161 baseball cards and each card from the 1939 Play Ball baseball card set is listed below. Note: Baseball cards which featured a player who did not appear in a regular season game during the most recently completed season, do not link to their major league statistics.

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1939 Play Ball

1939 Play Ball (#26 Joe DiMaggio)

1939 Play Ball (#26 Joe DiMaggio)

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1939 Play Ball

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