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    1949 Bowman Duke Snider Rookie #226 PSA Gem Mint 10. It was the most storied age of New York City baseball, with three top-tier teams waging a protracted battle for Major League supremacy. The Yankees, Giants and Dodgers had shared a city subway since the Highlanders came to town in 1903, and the 1920's battles between the Yankees and Giants were the stuff of legend, but only during the decade of the 1950's did all three franchises share a piece of World Championship glory. The Big Apple was divided into distinct tribes, with allegiances as preciously held as religions, the players somewhere between clergy and deity.

    No point of debate was more feverishly contested than that of center field preeminence, each Hall of Fame legend held in such familial adoration that they were known simply as "Willie, Mickey and the Duke." Presented is a gorgeous trading card, heralding The Big Show debut of the first Major League arrival of that esteemed triumvirate.

    He'd earn National League glory this season, and again in 1952 and 1953 before finally reaching the pinnacle of achievement in 1955. But the offered trading card has maintained a history of unchallenged dominance dating back to its emergence from a wax pack, the only specimen in either the PSA or SGC population with a perfect rating. In fact, only forty-eight cards from the entire issue have managed the feat in nearly 70,000 submissions to the hobby's two leading grading services. A profoundly significant condition rarity.

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    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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