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1952 Topps Ed Mathews #407 PSA NM-MT 8....

2009 October Signature Sports Memorabilia Auction #716

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 1, 2009
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1952 Topps Ed Mathews #407 PSA NM-MT 8. This single piece seems to hit all the marks that define a baseball card "classic." It's the rookie card of a future Hall of Famer and - sluggers are everyone's favorites! - 500 HR Club member. Its number "407" identifies the entry as a '52 Topps "High Number"; these were printed in small quantities to begin with, and the relatively few surviving examples from this year's series have outlived the majority of their contemporaries. (It's been documented that numerous cases of '52 Topps "High's" were dumped into the ocean as excess, unusable product, and thus awoke from their packaging to be greeted - not by schoolyard chatter - but by watery destruction.) Finally, Ed Mathews' debut collectible is especially condition-sensitive by virtue of its size and, if that wasn't liability enough, it's the last card in a numerical arrangement of a set-builder's holdings. All of this constitutes a recipe for desirability, indeed, and it's also a formula for an extremely important collectible that just happens to be extraordinarily hard to obtain in high grade!

Barely a dozen equivalent copies have been confirmed at the NM-MT 8 level by PSA and a mere three (or, less than one-tenth of one percent of the card's population) place higher. This stunner exhibits astonishingly bright photo quality with shimmering surface gloss, and a razor-sharp tip graces each of its corners. An almost undetectable leftward tilt affects the positioning of the image field within its bright white frame, and a lone print speck can be spied on the reverse (abutting the "H" in the "MATHEWS" title). Both of these details are reported strictly for thoroughness in description ... and because it's so difficult to find fault of any sort in the presentation of this pack-fresh specimen!

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