2017 Great American Trading Card Auction Ending April 1
Graded MINT 9 by PSA. Hall of Famer. This is one of just nine examples at its tier (with only one graded higher) among a total of more than 1,700 copies recorded in PSA's census reporting. Presented is an unbelievably brilliant and original example of Topps' 1952 Willie Mays depiction. Descriptions of Mint cards naturally tend to expound on the degree of aesthetic impact displayed by a particular specimen. Clearly, that aspect should be noted in the strongest imaginable terms, with respect to the offered piece. The distinguishing features of this incredible Mays second-year card are found in its origin as well as its fortuitous preservation. Virtually perfect at the time of production, it has remained enduringly splendid through the inexorable passage of more than six decades. Faultless distribution of color, black lettering with the character of onyx, impeccable border elements and fantastic gloss vie with one another on this collectible for the greatest measure of the observer's admiration. Pinpoint corners, quality centering, and a breathtaking, intensely visual presence are all affirmed in this masterpiece. This is simply one of the finest 1952 Topps Willie Mays cards that has ever been offered. Outstanding Mint condition.
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays – PSA MINT 9
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