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    1975 Topps Mini George Brett #228 PSA Gem Mint 10! No regular third baseman in Major League history has recorded more hits (3,154) than this first ballot Hall of Famer, nor has any player matched Brett's feat of winning a batting title in three different decades. Though the 2014 team came up just one swing short of the World Championship, Brett remains the most recognizable Royal in franchise history over two decades after his retirement. Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Stan Musial and George Howard Brett are the only four players to retire with 3,000+ hits, 300+ home runs and a career .300 batting average.

    Ted Williams once said, "I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400." In 1980, George Brett made a valiant effort to be that man when he hit .390 earning American League Most Valuable Player honors cementing his place in baseball history. A rookie with the 1974 Kansas City squad, Brett is entering his fifth decade of service to the franchise as vice president of baseball operations. He is a favorite son of the Kansas City faithful. In 1999, Brett was ranked Number fifty-five on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players of the Twentieth Century.

    Offered is a truly spectacular card that stands at the pinnacle of the PSA population report, graded PSA Gem MT 10. Of the over 1,850 examples that have been encapsulated at PSA, this is one of only seven to have achieved the coveted Gem Mint distinction. That places this card in the top third of one percent of all submissions.

    A population of just 1,850 for a 1975 card, you ask? Remember this is the "Mini" version which saw limited circulation, a concept that both began and ended with this 1975 promotion. It's flawless in every respect, with sharp corners, blazing colors, superior gloss and surfaces. The colorful, full-bleed edges are both a blessing and a curse. They are what makes this set so popular and also what makes them so difficult to find in Mint or Gem Mint condition. The market for Hall of Famer rookie cards has been thriving in the last couple years, with this card selling for over $23,000 at auction in the recent past.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2015
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
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