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    1955 Bowman Willie Mays #184 SGC 96 Mint 9 - The Finest SGC Example! The importance of Willie Mays cards to the collecting community is difficult to overstate. How could any responsibly prepared group of gum cards from the time ignore one of the finest talents that would ever be made manifest on the diamond, and remain viable? Fortunately, that's one hypothetical question that never needs to be answered. Any Mays card, particularly a majestic one - a piece that properly reminds everyone who views it of his greatness - and a suitable example is mandatory for inclusion in every serious assembly of 1950s treasures. Here is one of the very best 1955 Bowman Mays cards on earth, a specimen that shares its stratospheric tier with no other SGC example with just a handful of PSA counterparts (again, none higher) within a sizeable cohort of nearly 1,500 SGC/PSA-holdered examples. Its pristine character incorporates a phenomenal image, and close to sixty years of existence to this point have brought about no perceptible effects of exposure to circulation, dust, or light. Further, it should go without saying, but to emphasize: absolutely no vestige of the customary rough cuts provides indisputable evidence that the piece has al but completely escaped handling (in all of its deleterious forms) since the moment of striking.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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