1952 Red Man Willie Mays #15 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher. The 1952 Red Man Tobacco baseball card series was the first of four annual sets that would also serve as the final association between tobacco and baseball insert cards. Picked for that inaugural issue was an immensely talented young man who could seemingly do it all - Willie Mays. Promoters couldn't possibly ignore one of the finest talents that would ever be made manifest on the diamond despite the fact he was just going into his second season in the big leagues. His talents were very apparent as Mays would be part of '52 Bowman, Topps, Berk Ross, Coca-Cola and Star-Cal promotions as well as the debut of Red Man Tobacco. It must have been torture for youngsters who would have salivated for the cards that offered an amazing display of stunning colors and high-quality portraits but out of reach thanks to age limitations.

    Graded PSA Mint 9, here is one of just two cards ranked as the very best 1952 Red Man Mays cards as recorded by PSA. It is a specimen that shares its stratospheric tier with one other counterpart and none higher. All within a sizeable cohort of 154 PSA-holdered examples. Its pristine character incorporates a phenomenal image, and more than fifty years of existence to this point have brought about no perceptible effects of exposure to circulation, dust, or light. How glad we are to state the all-too often bottom tab is still intact. A must-have card for the Red Man or Mays enthusiast.

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