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    1952 Topps Ed Mathews #407 PSA NM 7. This single piece seems to hit all the marks that define a baseball card "classic." It is the rookie card of a Hall of Famer and 500 Home Run Club member ranking him among the greatest sluggers of the game. The number "407" identifies the final entry from the '52 Topps High Number run characterized by a smaller print run and famous stories abut why today there are relatively few surviving examples. It's been documented that numerous cases of '52 Topps high numbers were dumped into the ocean as excess, unusable product. All now classic cards not ripped from their packaging to be greeted by schoolyard chatter but watery destruction. Finally, it is Ed Mathews' debut card collectible is especially condition-sensitive by virtue of its size and, if that wasn't liability enough, it's the last card in a numerical arrangement. All of this constitutes a recipe for desirability, indeed, and it's also a formula for an extremely important collectible that just happens to be extraordinarily hard to obtain in the higher-grade levels!

    Graded PSA NM 7. Exceptional portrait quality with shimmering surface gloss results in a strong central portrait. The frosty white and uneven but wholly acceptable frame is the final and satisfying characteristic of this coveted relic. A surprisingly well-preserved specimen.

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    January, 2020
    30th Thursday
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