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    1957 Topps Johnny Unitas #138 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher. Few questions inflame the most passionate gridiron fans like, who is the best to ever play quarterback in the NFL? There will be many responses, all of which are sure to draw criticism but the name Johnny Unitas will certainly lead to a silent introspective pause. It was in 1958 that QB Johnny Unitas would lead the Colts in "The Greatest Game Ever Played." It was an historic meeting of the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants to establish N.F.L. supremacy. It was a game that had it all--lead changes, turnovers, a game-saving goal line stand, a game-tying last minute field goal. Every minute, it seemed, history was being made. "When the game ended in a tie," Unitas remembered, "we were standing on the sidelines waiting to see what came next. Suddenly officials came over and said, 'Send the captain out. We're going to flip a coin to see who will receive.' That was the first we heard of the overtime period." It was Unitas who led his Colts to a victory in Super Bowl V, and won a staggering four league Most Valuable Player awards during his Hall of Fame career. After the majority of his career was spent in Baltimore, Unitas finished his career in 1973, retiring as a member of the San Diego Chargers.

    Cards issued during his career are highly sought after, none more so than card #138 from the 1957 Topps football edition. He shares the set with the rookie cards of HoFers Paul Hornung and Bart Starr, Unitas has sprinted out front as the most admired and most valuable. Graded PSA Mint 9, a world class example befitting a world class football legend.

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