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Graded NM/MT 8 by PSA. A picture-perfect swing developed through endless hours of practice made Ted Williams one of the greatest hitters who ever lived. At the same time, a less-than-ideal attitude developed during numerous years of butting heads with fans and sportswriters made him a royal pain in the you-know-where. There never seemed to be any gray area with Ted Williams. Either you adored him, or you disliked him. As the baseball world remembers the last Major League player to hit at least .400 -- he batted .406 in 1941 -- both sides of the man emerge loud and clear. He could turn on the charm for a youngster or teammate and be a hero and friend for life. And he could just as easily ignore his Boston Red Sox fans wanting a tip of the cap, or a sportswriter wanting an interview, and become viewed as a non-appreciative jerk. "I was a teammate of his for seven years and he was the most humble and nice guy I ever met," former Red Sox teammate Mickey McDermott said. "For whatever reason, I had a good rapport with him, better than most. He lived in a tunnel, so to speak, and didn't let many people in. "Most of those who entered Williams' world were either hitters or fishermen. He had a passion for both and that never changed. Ted Williams was to hitting what Einstein was to mathematics." Theodore wanted to be the greatest hitter that ever lived," McDermott said. Precisely centered with a near perfectly focused image of the famed batsman. Each of the four corners stands at attention as if they were ready to salute the grade of NM/MT 8 opined by the astute graders at PSA. The reverse is well printed with a deeply black inked bio set fourth upon a slate gray stock. One of the finest NM/MT PSA 8 Ted Williams rookie cards we have ever offered and surely deserving of at least a look by the grading crew in SoCal for a half grade bump!
1939 Play Ball #92 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM/MT
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