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    1957 Topps Ernie Banks #55 SGC 96 Mint 9 - Pop One, Highest Known! The Chicago Cubs slugger would notch his 100th homer the season this card made its debut. The passing years would deliver 412 more earning him membership into the 500 Home Run Club and Baseball's Hall of Fame. This card doesn't seem to have aged a day. Four razor sharp corners, glossy, magnificent centering and rich, saturated hues combine and the result is the 20th example to grade SGC 96 Mint 9. This is the only example to grade Mint, none has ever charted higher!

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    1957 Topps Baseball - #1 on the SGC Set Registry!


    A historic issue in its status as the first Topps issue to utilize photography, the 1957 set has long been a favorite among collectors with a concentration in the bubble gum era.  Few members of that breed could honestly boast ownership of representations at the elite level that we find in the lots that follow, however.  Collectively these lots generate a Grade Point Average of a staggering 91.3, a score just shy of a NM/MT+ average.  This offering sets itself apart with over 130 cards graded 96 Mint 9, including baseball legends Ted Williams (card #1), Mickey Mantle and Sandy Koufax. Almost fifty from this class of ninety-six hold the ultimate "Pop One of One" status, assigning the winning bidder the ultimate bragging right. 



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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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