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    1952 Bowman Monte Irvin #162 PSA Mint 9. The Negro League superstar was thirty years old when he finally got his shot in the Majors, and this card dates from his fourth year at the Polo Grounds. It's interesting to note that his birth year is listed as 1921 on the verso of this spectacular card, though it has been established as actually two years earlier, so it seems that Irvin followed in the footsteps of Satchel Paige in fibbing gently about his age. The finest Irvin card available from this important issue, this pristine representation is one of just seven to achieve a Mint 9 designation, with none grading higher.

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    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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