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    1958 Bremer Fachring Kaffee Pele Rookie Futball - Welt. - Ser. 3 #12 PSA NM 7--One of Two Finest Known! Marvelous photographic image captures the outpouring of emotions of the teenaged soccer god upon the final whistle of the 1958 World Cup Final, with German text on back translated to, "The Brazilian players are deeply moved by their victory." If you thought the 1958 Alifabolaget Pele Rookie was scarce and iconic, then this profoundly rare contemporary will truly amaze you. Just three examples appear in the PSA population, and this is one of two at the highest grading level. Contrast that to sixty examples of the Alifabolaget, and the recent sale price of $288,000 for one of five of the highest-graded examples thereof.

    We have seen the Michael Jordan market blasting through the stratosphere recently as the result of a massive influx of foreign investment capital, but we believe we are just at the beginning of that trend taking hold of the beautiful game. For those collectors searching for a market on the rise, this card appears primed to conquer the world just like the soccer deity it celebrates. Condition is spectacular, with sharp corners, fine centering, and clean surfaces. No finer representations are known.

    After World War II, Germany had been broken up into military zones, and Bremer Kaffee (coffee) was only sold in and around the city of Bremen, which was in the British zone of West Germany, so Bremer trading cards were only available to approximately one quarter of what is now unified Germany. That's a very small circulation. Further complicating distribution was the fact that Bremer cards were not issued with the coffee. One had to collect tokens from packets and redeem them for the cards. Since there are sixty cards in the set, your odds of getting this Pele card were rather slim. That's why the Bremer Kaffee Pele rookie cards are so rare.

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    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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