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    1949 Bowman Duke Snider #226 PSA Mint 9.
    It was the most storied age of New York City baseball, with three top-tier teams waging a protracted battle for Major League supremacy. The Yankees, Giants and Dodgers had shared a city subway since the Highlanders came to town in 1903, and the 1920's battles between the Yankees and Giants were the stuff of legend, but only during the decade of the 1950's did all three franchises share a piece of World Championship glory. The Big Apple was divided into distinct tribes, with allegiances as preciously held as religions, the players somewhere between clergy and deity.
    No point of debate was more feverishly contested than that of center field preeminence, each Hall of Fame legend held in such familial adoration that they were known simply as "Willie, Mickey and the Duke." Presented is a gorgeous trading card heralding the Big League debut of the final man in that esteemed triumvirate.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. Among a total submissions population approaching 700, this is one of a lucky thirteen graded Mint with just one graded higher. To the chagrin of hobbyists who concentrate on "Brooklyn Bums" players in their collections, Snider's debut piece emerged in the '49 Bowman issue's scarcer series of "High Numbers." The card faces the additional obstacle of the time's unforgiving cardstock, as well as notorious difficulties with respect to print quality. Here, though, is in fact one of the best Snider rookies in a PSA holder. The card also features apparently never-touched surfaces and factory-fresh edges resulting in a generally fault-free "pack fresh" level of appeal.


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