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    1986 Topps Jerry Rice Rookie #161 PSA Gem Mint 10. Count us among the legions of collectors who believe that football cards are significantly undervalued relative to their baseball and basketball brethren, and that the odds for significant valuation growth is strong. Consider this rookie card of a man widely considered not just the greatest wide receiver of all time, but the greatest player in the history of the professional game.

    Remarkably, the full PSA population of Jerry Rice Topps rookies is higher than that of the iconic Michael Jordan Fleer rookie, yet the population of the latter at Gem Mint 10 status is over five times greater. There are only fifty-nine Rice rookies at the top of that service's population--this is just the sixth we've ever offered. Jordan rookies at that grade, of course, now commonly sell for strong six-figure prices.

    Certainly the full-bleed printing format of this issue has been the primary obstacle tripping up well over 99% of submissions aiming for Gem Mint status, but here there's not a hint of white at any of the four razor-sharp corners. Colors, registration and centering are likewise as good as it gets. Smart investors will be watching this one closely.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $100,000 - up.

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