2020 October Legends Closing Oct 31 & Nov 1

Lot #98: 1976 Topps #148 Walter Payton Rookie Card – PSA GEM MT 10


Graded GEM MT 10 by PSA. Hall of Famer, in his wildly popular Rookie Card appearance. Among a total of nearly 9,400 copies recorded in PSA's census reporting, fewer than one percent have been awarded this unsurpassable grade. Here is a virtually flawless rookie card of the archetypal football superstar. Walter Payton created a singular pattern of success and sportsmanship that many others have tried to emulate. Unlike some of his competitors, however, with their more modern and better-manufactured key cards, Payton's one and only rookie gum card is extremely problematic in terms of condition. Even pack-fresh specimens tend to be haunted by their coarse card stock and haphazard quality of printing. This gem refused to succumb to those tendencies, and presents as a feast for the eyes. Its centering is precise, its corners are untouched, and Payton's photograph has the highest visual fidelity imaginable. Potentially the worthy cornerstone of any Hall of Fame or Chicago Bears collection, this sparkling Payton rookie is fundamentally unimprovable. Pristine Gem Mint condition, and deservedly certified as among the finest examples in the hobby.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$62,730
Minimum Bid:$10,000
Number of Bids:17