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    1951 Willie Mays Original Photograph Used for 1952 Topps Rookie Card, PSA/DNA Type 3. This particular edition of Heritage Auctions' legendary Platinum Night sale provides a remarkable assortment of photographs utilized for the legendary subjects' rookie card(s), and here we present a particularly noteworthy example thereof. Any serious post-war collector will instantly recognize this image as the one that appears on Mays' #261 card from the vaunted 1952 Topps Baseball issue--one of the most important cards from one of the hobby's most important sets.

    It is presented here in "Type 3" format, meaning that the photo was produced from a duplicate negative in the era the image was captured. This is no modern piece. It is formatted in marvelous 10x8" dimensions and presents with tack holes at the corners, fully contained within the border area, but no other distractions of note. Unquestionably one of the most important images of one of the game's all-time greatest players. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 3.

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    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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