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    1951 Bowman Willie Mays #305 SGC VG-EX 4. Willie Mays once said, "I think I was the best ballplayer I ever saw." Hall of Famer Mays isn't noted for feigning modesty, but Willie should get credit for honesty. There's a case to be made that the "Say Hey Kid" was indeed correct. Presented is the rookie card for the best ballplayer that many fans ever saw. The high number series from the 1951 Bowman set included rookie cards of both Mays and Micky Mantle. Bowman was fighting new rival Topps for baseball card supremacy and Bowman spared no effort on this set.

    Graded SGC VG-EX 4. Strong eye appeal thanks to rich, saturated colors all surrounded by a clean, bright and problem-free, albeit uneven borders.


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    July, 2021
    22nd-24th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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