1951 Bowman Whitey Ford #1 PSA NM-MT 8. Whitey For...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1951 Bowman Whitey Ford #1 PSA NM-MT 8. Whitey Ford won his first nine decisions as a rookie in 1950 giving New York fans a glimpse of his talents. He was voted Rookie of The Year by the Sporting News, but service to his country became priority with Ford who served in the Korean War in 1951 and 1952. He returned in 1953 and served in Yankee pinstripes until his retirement in 1967. He '50 exploits didn't go unnoticed by Bowman who choose to feature the young lefty to start their 1951 edition.
Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Only four rate higher. As all collectors come to realize at some point, the #1 card is by far the most condition-sensitive entry, equaled only by the card that concludes any given promotion. This card has managed to avoid being handled by human hands young or old because it is nothing short of impressive on every level. Precise centering, gloss and glowing white borders are all of the highest quality. The real prize is the central portrait that we feel is beyond improvement. Colors are radiant and precisely aligned. A remarkable card of unquestionably physical quality and even better visual appeal.
Guide Value or Estimate: $12,000 - up.
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