2017 Great American Trading Card Auction Ending April 1
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/2/2017
Graded MINT 9 by PSA. Hall of Famer, depicted in his debut-year gum card appearance. Among more than 3,200 copies recorded in PSA's census reporting, just two examples have been placed at a higher tier. The glowing and crystal-clear likeness of "Mr. Cub" greets the viewer with a smile from the face of this fundamentally perfect, rookie-year collectible. The first card of this ever-popular ballplayer has been accepted by several generations of collectors as extremely difficult to locate in a manner of condition that befits the 500 HR Club member's body of accomplishments and graciousness of personality. Offered is a truly splendid rarity, one of the finest Banks rookies that could possibly exist. Its lovely portraiture is fittingly complemented by clarity of print, outstanding resolution in graphic details and, as expected in such a distinctive piece, impeccable preservation of corners and edges. The always-challenging matter of '54 Topps' sometimes indecisive centering has been addressed with wonderful success, too. Here's the final upgrade for the key card in any modern Cubs collection, in gleaming Mint condition.
1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9
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