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    1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. For years, Mantle and Mays have been inextricably linked, and many hobbyists believe that Mays is overdue for a surge similar to that of his Big Apple counterpart within the trading card hobby. We would be remiss in failing to report that this card, in point of fact, is just as scarce as are the NM-MT or better Mantles that have been blasting through the stratosphere over the past two years. The NM-MT+ 8.5 and Gem MT 10 Mays census pales in a Mantle comparison according to the PSA population records. And, yet again, Mays serves as a Silver Medalist when considering the hierarchy of the 1952 Topps Baseball issue, widely and properly considered the most significant trading card set of the post-war era. In over 1,900 submissions to the hobby's leading trading card grading service, ten examples of the 1952 Topps Willie Mays card have garnered a superior rating to what is a spectacular representation offered here.

    Graded PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. A physical examination of the card leaves us with little to report but enthusiastic superlatives, as color, registration, gloss, corners--effectively every metric for evaluation--is bordering upon perfection. Verso is as clean and pretty as obverse. For each joyous consignor that has enjoyed beneficiary status of the 1952 Topps Mantle bull market, we've heard a dozen laments from those who missed an earlier opportunity to invest. We suspect this lot will be very attractive to collectors hoping to make up for past mistakes.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 23
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