Description

    1949 Bowman Duke Snider Rookie #226 SGC 96 Mint 9 - Pop 1-of-2, Highest Graded Example! Here's the rookie card of "The Duke of Flatbush," a star outfielder for the revered Brooklyn Dodgers teams of the 1950's and one of the franchise's most popular figures. A member of the famed "Boys of Summer," Snider was instrumental in the 1955 club's long-awaited World Series victory, and he narrowly missed capturing that year's National League MVP honors.

    To the chagrin of hobbyists who concentrate on "Brooklyn Bums" players in their collections, Snider's debut piece emerged in the '49 Bowman issue's scarcer series of "High Numbers." The card faces the additional obstacle of the time's soft and unforgiving cardstock, as well as notorious difficulties with respect to print quality. Here, though, one of the best-of-the-best Snider rookies imaginable is presented. This spectacular relic sits as a distinguished "1 of 2" in SGC's census reporting, sharing its tier with just one other copy. Among a total of 79 counterparts holdered by that company, none has been graded higher. With perfectly calibrated centering as just one highlight, the card also features apparently never-touched and factory-fresh "rough cuts" at the sides, peerless resolution in its image, and a generally fault-free aesthetic.



    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Sportscard (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 995

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 43 days left to consign to the 2018 February 24 - 25 Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Sports - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I thought that Peter Calderon was very pleasant and had a very professional attitude.
    Jerold G.,
    Dripping Springs, TX
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 19 "Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 19 "Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,867,262