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    1951 Bowman Willie Mays #305 PSA NM-MT 8 (OC). The magnificent state of preservation of this septuagenarian beauty is equivalent to an unqualified PSA NM-MT 8 specimen we sold for $276,000 earlier this year, but the southwestern shift of centering here will make this a massive bargain for the collector who values condition over production variations. Even without this card's National League Rookie of the Year vintage, it would remain one of our favorites featuring Mays for the marvelous aesthetics of Bowman's most celebrated issue.

    Beyond the virtual absence of wear, you'll note that colors are bold, registration is perfect, and there are no wax or gum stains that turn up with great regularity for this set. Note that the other key 1951 Bowman, the fabled Mickey Mantle rookie, appears in the same grade within this Platinum Night auction.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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