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    1952 and 1953 Topps Willie Mays Card Pair (2). Willie Mays is by far the game's greatest five-tool player. He was only the second Major Leaguer in history (after Ken Williams) to join the vaunted 30/30 club (with thirty-six homers and forty steals) in 1956 and retired with over 600 home runs and 3,000 hits. Mays was also a headliner at barnstorming exhibitions with the Willie Mays Major League Negro-American All-Stars, joined by Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, Monte Irvin and other black superstars of the day. The brilliance that was "The 'Say, Hey' Kid" was yet to reveal itself when these two cards appeared. Offered are the first two Topps card appearances by Mays and both remain key additions to any 1950's collection. The pair includes: 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays (singed by fire, obvious browning at top/right corner and segment of two borders. A small spot of black ink was added.) and 1953 Topps #244 - a scarce high number. (FR due to multiple creases). Not the ideal condition but these are two significant cards and should be a part of every vintage collection.


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    September, 2014
    7th Sunday
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