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    1958 Swedish Rekord Journal Hand Cut M. Santos/Pele Rookie PSA Mint 9--Only Two Superior! The rookie card of the greatest practitioner of the world's most popular sport can and should be considered one of the most significant cardboard commemoratives on the planet, and this is a spectacular example surpassed only twice in the history of PSA grading. The soccer market has been white-hot recently, with a 1958 Alifabolaget Pele Rookie PSA Mint 9 card selling for $288,000, and a modern 2018 Panini Prizm Kylian Mbappe Rookie PSA Gem Mint 10 commanding $121,000.

    The Swedish derivation of this ultra-rare commemorative is due to that nation's hosting of the 1958 World Cup, where this teenaged Brazilian led his nation to the sport's ultimate glory with a pair of goals to defeat the host nation by a tally of five to two. Pele shares this card with star teammate Manoel Francisco Santos, better known as Garrincha, considered one of the greatest dribblers of all time.

    But Pele will always hold sway as the king of the sport, and with just seventy-six of these cards appearing in the entirety of the PSA population to satisfy a fan base literally counted in the billions, the investment outlook for this elite specimen seems blindingly bright. We certainly expect a fierce, international bidding battle on May 6th, when the new owner of this special commemorative will be identified.

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    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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