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    1959 Topps Robin Roberts #352 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher! It's been said about Roberts, "His ball would rise six or eight inches and with plenty on it," said Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner. We know scientists have proven that a rising fastball is an illusion, but Roberts used this illusion and a good curve ball to strike out 2,357 batters during his career. Roberts turned pro in 1948 but stayed in the minors only one season. From 1950-1955, Roberts had his best seasons. He led the 1950 Philadelphia "Whiz Kids" to the National League pennant, going 20-11 in 1950. He won over 20 games for each of the next five years. He played for the Baltimore Orioles from '62 through mid-1965, and he had a resurgence eventually retiring with the Chicago Cubs in 1966, where he was a mentor to a rookie right-hander named Ferguson Jenkins. Graded PSA Mint 9. One of sixteen graded MINT with none rated higher.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $400 - up.

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    June
    24th Thursday
    Auction Dates
    July
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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