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    1953 Topps Willie Mays (SP) #244 PSA NM-MT 8. Bowman may have dropped the proverbial ball for failing to include this young legend-in-the-making in its 1953 issue, but Topps thankfully proved itself to be as sure-handed as the Say Hey Kid himself. But, in fairness, it had been a close call. With their attention turning to the impending football season, the Topps Chewing Gum Co. dodged the future wrath of vintage trading card collectors by making the 1951 Rookie of the Year card number 244 in their short-printed high series, ensuring future availability if not plenitude.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Presented is one of the finest 1953 Topps Mays cards on earth. This specimen shares a brotherhood with forty-four others, a mere handful grade higher within the over 1,700-holstered (qualified and not) examples. The card's quality character incorporates a lush canvas of colors, all complemented by a frosty white border. Minimally perceptible effects of exposure to circulation, dust, or light exist. A wholly satisfying card ideal for the '50's enthusiast and a mandatory component in any serious assembly of 1953 Topps treasures.


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    July, 2018
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