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    1916 M101-5 Sporting News (Blank Back) George Sisler #166 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher. George Sisler is one of the greatest batters our National Pastime has ever seen. His record of 257 hits in 1920 stood for over eight decades. His 1922 campaign, punctuated by a stunning .420 batting average and league-leading totals in hits (246), stolen bases (51) and triples (18), is widely considered one of the best individual single seasons in baseball history. He was a landslide winner of the 1922 American League MVP Award. Upon retirement Sisler had racked up over 100 home runs, over 2,800 hits and a lifetime batting average of .340. His durability and consistency made him a Hall of Famer and a common addition to trading card promotion of the era. We can say with certainty that not all of his cards are common.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. That makes this card one of only two graded MINT with none rated higher! There is nothing common about this card. The current total population is a mere eleven submissions. Not surprisingly, this is one of just two cards to earn the "Mint" rating from PSA. We might have thought could this be due to a resubmission but the other Mint card was sold in a Heritage Auction for over $21,000 in 2017. This card deserves to be among the finest examples known. Surfaces are blemish-free, corners all come to sharp 90-degree angles. The central image is close to being perfectly centered. It is a card worthy of a HoFer like Sisler and we should note this is his rookie card debut. Any white spots or scratches you see on our large online image are imperfections in the plastic case.


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