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    1958 Topps Ted Williams #1 PSA Mint 9. Always lead off with your best! That must have been the sentiment at the Topps Company as the work of laying out its 1958 baseball card set proceeded. The outcome -- for the second consecutive year -- found Red Sox hero Ted Williams at the front of the gallery on the issue's #1 card. Williams' stoic look and battle-worn cap are familiar features to the many hobbyists who have cherished the '58 Topps set's inimitable style for more than a half-century. Sadly, contract maneuvers by Topps' arch-rival, Fleer, were destined to whisk the Hall of Famer away from the gum card giant's line-up by 1959, but Ted's '58 engendered sufficient enjoyment to more than compensate for the loss.

    More than 1,550 examples of this treasured portrayal have been validated by PSA, with just eight copies attaining the paramount excellence proffered by the specimen presented here. (None has been graded higher.) Superlative in every point of reference, the collectible is highlighted by lethally pointed corners, a full measure of original surface gloss, and incredible depth in its inking, front and back. The presumed liability incurred by "first card in the set" positioning has no bearing on this exceptional piece's beauty, as it's clearly never come within an arm's length of exposure to a rubber band. A simply outstanding introductory piece, suitable to grace one of the hobby's finest '58 Topps assemblies!


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    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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