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    1965 Topps Joe Namath #122 PSA NM-MT 8. "Broadway Joe" A name so befitting the flamboyant, larger than life personality who possessed the one combination that every sports will eternally hate you and love you for - bragging off the field and backing it up on the field. Joe Namath made football immortality with one short quip, "I guarantee it." Other combinations that served him well were his Hollywood looks and an arm for the NFL. Not to mention his steely green eyes and All-American smile. He was confident, talented and remains one of the all-time great quarterbacks in NFL history.

    This first pigskin issue to feature the "tall boy" format remains a fan favorite a half century later when they made an appearance in 1965. Eye-popping colors and a clean, clutter-free design make them an all-time favorite in the hobby. It is packed with stars, future HoFers and a challenging number of noted short-prints. 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.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Just like his victory in Super Bowl III, the spectacular condition of the offered specimen comes as a tremendous surprise considering how the oversized dimensions of the cards complicate healthy survival. Among the almost 1,400 (non-qualified) attempts, only eight examples have ever bested this PSA NM-MT 8 representation on the PSA population chart. Color, gloss and tight registration combine for a sharp, crisp portrait that is precisely centered with the extended dimensions. The lightest of corner touches stand in the way of a likely Mint rating.


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    December, 2019
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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