Lot # 43: 1969 Topps #100 Hank Aaron (PSA Gem Mint 10) - “1 of 3”; Highest Graded Copy!

Category: 1960-1969

Starting Bid: $2,000.00

Bids: 53 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic Rarities Auction 2016",
which ran from 4/22/2016 2:30 PM to
5/7/2016 7:00 PM




(LOT 43)
1969 Topps #100 Hank Aaron (PSA Gem Mint 10) - "1 of 3"; Highest Graded Copy!

Entering the 1969 season, now an official 500 homer run member, the immortal Henry Aaron would now begin the near-impossible task of chasing the legendary Babe Ruth's sanctified 714 mark. Aaron would begin his quest in strong fashion, belting 44 round-trippers and compiling another .300 batting average. In 1969, the prestigious Topps Gum Company would issue similar player images utilized on their 1968 subjects, with the classic Hank Aaron batting stance once again donning his highly coveted Topps baseball card.

Presented here just happens to be one of the three finest 1969 Topps "Hammerin' Hank" specimens on the planet, an astonishing PSA Gem Mint 10 keepsake that will forever stand at the pinnacle of cardboard success. Synonymous with Aaron's "Home Run King" stature, this card sets the benchmark for all of its inferior brethren, with nearly 2,400 PSA encapsulated examples falling short of this miraculous offering. Every possible technical attribute of this sparkling memento provides a "spine-tingling" sensation including its brilliant batting image, blinding white borders, razor sharp perimeter, pinpoint corners and immaculate surfaces.

Yet, none of these awestruck qualities are as impressive as the atypical virtually perfect centering that reveals zero tilt. Every advanced hobbyist is well aware of the skewed centering/tilt issues associated with 1969 subjects, with this timeless gem's ideal image positioning a near-impossible occurrence. Very similar with Henry Aaron's right-handed batting prowess, this unparalleled "best of the rest" masterpiece joins two other specimens as the finest of its kind!

MIN BID $2,000
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