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    1952 Red Man Willie Mays #15 PSA Mint 9 - The Finest PSA Example! In the waning days of Bowman's 1951 production there must have been quite a bit of temptation to put the release to bed following the approval of card #252 as they did with their previous effort. Why commission another round of the issue's original paintings - and incur the additional expense - when Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and most of the popular Brooklyn Dodgers' line-up had already been covered? Plus, it was almost time for Football... But within that last grasp was a immensely talented young man who could seemingly do it all - Willie Mays. That card would be his rookie debut and the only card of Mays from that early point in his career. Card producers couldn't possibly ignore one of the finest talents that would ever be made manifest on the diamond, and remain viable. In 1952 Mays would be part of Bowman, Topps, Berk Ross, Coca-Cola and Star-Cal promotions as well as the debut of Red Man Tobacco, the final horizon for the setting tradition of baseball cards and tobacco. Issued until 1955 the last cards issued in association with tobacco. Issued from 1952 through 1955, each set is an amazing display of stunning colors and high-quality portraits.

    Graded PSA Mint 9, here is one of the very best 1952 Red Man Mays cards on earth, a specimen that shares its stratospheric tier with no other counterparts (and none higher) within a sizeable cohort of 3,600+ PSA-holdered examples. Its pristine character incorporates a phenomenal image, and more than fifty years of existence to this point have brought about no perceptible effects of exposure to circulation, dust, or light. A must-have card for the Red Man or Mays enthusiast.

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