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    Only one example superior!

    1963 Topps Pete Rose - 1963 Rookie Stars #537 PSA Mint 9. Bought and sold like a Hall of Famer, Charlie Hustle has always been revered by astute collectors. His exploits on and off the field have garnered him the spotlight but it is his ownership of the sport's most esteemed record that assures his immortality. With the recent price explosion in the high-grade, low-pop rookie card arena, this debut Rose representation is sure to appear at the top of many a most wanted list. There has been only one PSA Gem Mint 10 graded to date, that singular specimen garnering a winning bid of $717,000 in our August 2016 Platinum Night auction a year ago.

    Graded PSA Mint 9, this card represents a worthy consolation prize to those who fall short in their quest to obtain the only perfect graded example. It is one of just twenty-eight graded Mint 9 from a total PSA population of more than 3,500 submissions.

    The full-bleed blue header is the stumbling block that bars so many examples from membership in the population report's upper reaches, but this specimen adeptly dodges the common pitfall. The four sharp corners direct our attention inwards 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, 2017
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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