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    Broadway Joe at his best!

    1965 Topps Joe Namath #122 PSA NM-MT 8. It's a fitting tribute to Broadway Joe--a bit flamboyant, larger than life. This first pigskin issue to feature the "tall boy" format remains a fan favorite a half century after its debut, both for the eye-popping design and the iconic cast of characters it commemorates. But certainly no card from that 176-card set is more fiercely coveted than this important rookie celebrating the professional debut of the man who gave Mickey Mantle a run for his money for the title of ultimate playboy athlete.

    Just like his victory in Super Bowl III, the spectacular condition of the offered specimen comes as a tremendous surprise, as the oversized dimensions of the card complicated healthy survival. After the more than 1,350 (non-qualified) attempts, only eight examples have ever bested this PSA NM-MT 8 representation on the PSA population chart. Color, gloss and registration are first rate with a pair of "minty" corners. With recent auction results safely nestled in the five-figures range, this card is running away from the rest for title of "The Premier 1960's Football Card."


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 18
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