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    1953 Topps Satchell Paige #220 SGC 96 Mint 9 - The Reigning SGC Champion! The man himself needs little accolades. A superstar of both the Negro League and newly integrated Major Leagues, Paige has had his experience and contributions to the game well documented for future generations of baseball fans to appreciate and learn from. At the time, Satchel Paige had over 20 years of baseball experience under his belt, a victim of racial prejudice, before making his Major League debut.

    He was famous for saying, "Don't look back, someone might be gaining on you," but of the over 650 Paige cards from the beautiful 1953 Topps issue submitted to SGC, none have been able to match or surpass this extraordinary card. This card boasts one of the finest baseball portraits you'll see anywhere, capturing so many years of a hard baseball life in the lines of Satchel's face also conveying an exuberance that Paige had he was also a smart business man and promoter of the sport. Graded SGC 96 Mint 9. This card is a genuine beauty, as ageless as the man himself. The ageless wonder finally made his break into the big leagues after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, a barrier many felt Paige should have had the distinction of being the first to overcome. Yes, this card is a "Pop One-of-One With None Higher!" title holder.


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    May, 2017
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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