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    Population five, none superior!

    1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie #122 PSA Mint 9. 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. It is arguably the most recognizable football card that exists, bar none.

    Just like Namath's victory in Super Bowl III, the spectacular condition of the offered specimen comes as a tremendous surprise, as the oversized dimensions of the card have always complicated healthy survival. Among over 1,200 attempts, only four examples have ever equaled this elite representation on the PSA population chart, with none ever soaring higher. It's easy to see why. The yellow background is positively radioactive here, with crisp registration further amplifying the extraordinary eye appeal. Corners are razor-sharp and borders are perfectly balanced. Unquestionably an investment-grade collectible.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $200,000 - up.

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    Bidding Begins Approx.
    February
    2nd Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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