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    1963 Topps Pete Rose - 1963 Rookie Stars #537 PSA Mint 9.
    Charlie had only just begun to Hustle when this card introduced him to baseball fans during a freshman season punctuated by the first 170 hits of his march to athletic immortality. "Somebody's gotta win and somebody's gotta lose," Rose once told reporters. "I believe in letting the other guy lose." Like the legend whose seemingly untouchable record he bested in 1985, Pete Rose was a man whose single-minded determination made him one of the most successful players in the history of the sport, and one of the most feared.

    Graded PSA Mint 9, this card represents a worthy consolation prize to those who fall short in their quest to obtain the only perfect Gem Mint 10 example on Earth. It is one of twenty-seven graded 'Mint 9" from a total population of almost 3,500 submissions. The full-bleed blue header is the stumbling block that bars so many examples for membership in the population report's upper reaches.

    This attention-grabber is devoid of the typical white spots at the edges and corners of the blue field. The four sharp corners direct our attention to marvelous centering and registration. The obverse inks remain as fresh today as they were when this card rolled off the presses over fifty years ago. When paired with the tremendous historical relevance attached to a card that heralded the arrival of the eventual Hit King, the appeal is as clear as crystal.


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    August, 2018
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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