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    1951 Bowman Willie Mays #305 PSA NM-MT 8. Along with Mickey Mantle, the amazing talent who graces the front of this card is a certified member of baseball's elite. A case study for the absurd would be one that attempts to diminish his success in the batters box - unless 660 home runs, 3,283 hits and lifetime .302 batting average fails to impress; The outfield as Mays prowled the outfield was like few others and some say better than his Bronx-based cohort; and on the base paths, in 1955 "The Say, Hey Kid!" came close to becoming baseball's first 40-40 club member, falling short by just 4 homers. His presence enhances the gorgeous 1951 Bowman issue as one of the hottest sets for high-powered rookies in card collecting history. Each year the value of the set, hinging largely on the power of these two cards.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. It doesn't take long to realize why. The reverse has some all-too common wax staining. The front is a beauty with outstanding colors, the portrait encompassed by a clean frame. The portrait of Mays captures your attention, totally unhindered by any of the all too common press roller lines one expects.


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