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    One of just two at the top of the SGC pop!

    1957 Topps Bart Starr #119 Rookie SGC Mint 9. Only Tom Brady has planted his team's flag at the sport's mountain top more often than the aptly-named Starr, who led his Green Bay Packers to glory five times, including victories in the first two editions of the Super Bowl. He had served for decades as one of the greatest living veterans of professional football until his passing in May 2019, an essential soldier in the war that has supplanted baseball as the nation's most popular sport.

    Despite a surname that suggested a bright future, Starr had been the 200th selection in the 1956 NFL draft, taken in the seventeenth round largely as a personal favor to the basketball coach at Starr's Alabama alma mater, a friend of Packers personnel director Jack Vainisi. Though the young QB would show flashes of greatness in his earliest seasons at Lambeau, Starr would only earn the full-time starting role with the arrival of legendary coach Vince Lombardi in 1959, bringing about the greatest era of professional football dominance in history as joint leaders of the 1960's Packers.

    Presented is one of the finest Starr rookie cards on the planet, sharing space with just one other representation at the top of the SGC population rankings. Search all you want for problems and you'll come up empty, as the image registration is perfect, sealed within a thick gloss and framed between borders that appear equally balanced down to the molecular level. Starr's massive historical relevance and the elite condition of the offered commemorative establish this card as one of the most desirable in the gridiron marketplace.


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