Graded MINT 9 by PSA. Only one example grades higher out of 1,046 cards evaluated to date by PSA. Extremely crisp, super high-grade example of this classic card featuring Ted Williams in his rookie season. The card displays four razor-sharp corners, snow-white borders, virtually perfect centering, and a crystal-clear image of the "Splendid Splinter" in his familiar swing-through pose. The reverse of the card is also perfectly crisp, clean, and boldly printed. It is fascinating to note that the text on the back of this rookie card reports that Ted "has a great future according to experts." Ted Williams' Play Ball rookie is part of PSA's Top 250 Sportscards in the Hobby set, based on the book Collecting Sports Legends: The Ultimate Hobby Guide, by Joe Orlando, which selects the most significant cards from all the different sports. Examples of premier rookie cards, such as this, in extremely high grades have realized exceptionally strong prices recently. This is the highest-grade example of this classic Williams card that we have ever had the privilege of handling, and we cannot imagine a finer specimen. To our eye, this card exhibits all qualities that one would expect in a GEM MINT example. This absolutely extraordinary ultra high-grade example of one of the key cards from the 1939 Play Ball set and one of the most popular cards of the era, would be a significant addition to any world-class collection. Reserve $50,000. Estimate $100,000+.