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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 like few others and some say better than his Bronx-based cohort in Yankee Stadium; and on the base paths where in 1955 "The Say, Hey Kid!" came close to becoming baseball's first 40-40 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, continues to rise, and there's no end in sight.

    Offered is one impressive card which has been graded PSA NM-MT 8. It doesn't take long to realize why. The reverse shows a complete absence of any wax staining that is so common for this issue. The front is a beauty. Outstanding colors are encompassed by a close to consistently sized and very bright white frame. The portrait of Mays really grabs your attention which is not surprising as it is totally unhampered by the all too common press ailments one expect. An important card of undeniable quality.


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