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    1959 Topps Bob Gibson #514 PSA Mint 9. It all began when Gibson was called up to the Bigs after just one spectacular season with the Rochester Red Wings of the Cardinals farm system. He'd make his first appearance in relief in the fifth game of the 1959 season, opposite another Hall of Fame headhunter by the name of Don Drysdale. His first few seasons were uneven affairs, but he'd become an All-Star Game regular in 1965, going on to earn two Cy Young Awards and a National League MVP before his 1975 retirement and subsequent first-ballot Hall of Fame induction. His 1.12 earned run average during the St. Louis Cardinals' National League Championship season of 1968 stands as the lowest in nearly a century dating back the Live Ball era. Dominance so one-sided, Major League Baseball shaved five inches off the top of the pitcher's mound to give hitters a chance.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. His peerless brilliance established the 514th card of the 1959 Topps Baseball issue as its key entry, and here we encounter one of the finest of that essential breed. Thirty-one, less than one-percent of close to 4,000 submissions to PSA, have claimed a Mint 9 rating, with three grading higher. Color, registration, centering and condition are all essentially flawless, a fitting tribute to perhaps the most gifted pitcher in the history of the sport.


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    February, 2020
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