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    1956 Topps Hank Aaron (Gray Back) #31 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Four, None Higher!
    The 1956 Topps baseball set has always held a special place in our hearts. The seemingly limitless color palette, the "landscape" design format that allowed for both an in action scene and a close up portrait has come to define what is a golden age for bubble gum cards. The set was the perfect follow-up for Topps, who faced the challenge of equaling or exceeding their classic 1955 edition.

    It was a victory for sure, as '56 is just as popular and just as impressive to behold. Hank Aaron is considered a key next to Mickey Mantle in this series. Aaron was just really starting to build his Hall of Fame career while Mantle hit his stride that year winning the Triple Crown. His place in baseball history forever cemented in the 755 home runs he graced fans with and not once ever hitting more than forty a season.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. This is as good as it gets, a card untouched by the hands of time and unbeaten in over 1,100 (non-qualified) attempts. Color, registration, centering, gloss, surfaces, corners--all are what a collector dreams about. Ink quality is vivid and the close to sixty-year old gloss seems as fresh now as it was then. Borders are free of stray ink and any other little blemish of spotting. The four corners direct a perfectly sized card, surrounding very nicely centered graphics.

    The new owner will undoubtedly realize they have in fact won a card fully worthy of its Mint condition assessment. This is one of four examples at the Mint 9 level with none graded higher.


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    August, 2018
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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