1947-1966 Exhibits Willie Mays, Batting SGC 98 Gem 10. A true Gem Mint card in every sense of the word. A number of elements work against Exhibit cards surviving in high grade. The cards were spit out through a slot from a vending machine; the lack of borders make even something "barely there" look like a glaring bruise; their postcard size dimensions made for too easy handling and more difficult to easily store. It appears this blazing example has managed to beat all the odds to become the finest of its kind. If the discerning eyes of the SGC graders recognized the quality, the most fastidious collector will certainly appreciate this flawless "Gem." The image is of a young Willie Mays. The card is the "Batting" variation and Willie is lookin' like he wants to hit one deep as he did 660 times in his illustrious career. This is one of only ten total '47-66 Exhibit cards to be bestowed the "98" assessment and the lone Mays Gem Mint example. An equal example has not been recorded by any other service. For the ultimate exhibits or Willie Mays collection, we give you only the finest.

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