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Old 02-18-2007, 12:08 PM
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Posted By: peter chao

Guys,

I might be biased but I tend to think his post World War II cards are his most important and valuable. And incidently, 1954 would be the critical year. Teddy Ballgame was already a war hero with an established reputation as a great hitter and this was before his injury in the all-star game.

Two cards strike me as being important. The 1954 Kahn's Wieners and the 1954 Bowman Ted Williams. But also in 1954 Williams was also the first and last card in the Topps set. Both are beautiful cards that are hard to find in nice condition. Any other opinions.

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:19 PM
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Posted By: Phil Garry

My vote would be for his 1939 Play Ball RC.


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Old 02-18-2007, 12:32 PM
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Posted By: barrysloate

Williams is the only player to have an entire set devoted to him, so the 1959 Fleer set of 80 is certainly unique (but perhaps not the most important).

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:36 PM
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Posted By: Darren

I think his most important is his first card -- 1939 play ball. My favorite is his Red Man issues.

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:41 PM
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Posted By: Zach Rice

Babe Ruth had multiple sets where he was the only player included. He is the only player pictured in the F52 Fro-Joy set as well as the 1928 George Ruth Candy set. He is also the only player pictured in the 1928 "Headin Home" cards.

Sorry to get off topic. I would call Ted William's 1954 Wilson Franks his most important card.

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:51 PM
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Posted By: Ted Zanidakis

....his 1959 FLEER...."Ted Signs For 1959"....card #68

It was immediately withdrawn in 1959 due to a conflict with Topps....
and, is probably the 1st card in the hobby to have been replicated.



Card #68 is in the lower right corner of this uncut sheet.

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Posted By: Anthony

I agree with Zach, '54 Wilson Franks


Good argument could be made for his '41 Playball, the year he hit .406

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:58 PM
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Posted By: peter chao

Guys,

I want to correct my original post. I was thinking of the 1954 Wilson Franks Ted Williams. This is possibly the most important and desirable regional set ever.

The '39 Playball Williams is just another rookie card as far as I'm concerned. It's not that scarce and it is black and white. Whereas the '54 Wilson Franks set is beautiful and almost impossible to find in near mint.

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Posted By: Ted Zanidakis

"Most Important Card"....is in the eyes of the beholder, if you are collecting Bowmans, it's Ted's 1954 card #66.

A collector of the 1947 Bond Bread set would say that's set TW card is the most important.

DITTO for a collector of the 1949 LEAF set....and so on, and so forth.

I have had several 1954 Wilson Franks of TW; but, I have had only two 1959 Fleer #68 cards of Ted.

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Posted By: Aaron

I think the 39 Playball is the most important, but think the 41 playball is his best looking card.

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Posted By: Jim Dale

The story is a great one. I imagine there are plenty of other stories like it in today's world but how many that old?

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Posted By: Matt Bojorquez

As a collector of Ted Williams cards, it would be tough to single out the most important card. But, I would definitely say 1954 was the most significant/important year for Ted Williams cards. That year produced his toughest card(Wilson Franks), his most famous card(1954 Bowman), and his best looking card(1954 Topps #250, in my opinion).

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