Lot # 7: 1957 Topps #138 Johnny Unitas Rookie Card (PSA Mint 9) NONE Graded Higher!

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $20,000.00

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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 7)
1957 Topps #138 Johnny Unitas Rookie Card (PSA Mint 9) NONE Graded Higher!

For years, the incomparable Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas was considered the uncontested owner of the title "greatest quarterback ever". This honor was bestowed upon him primarily due to his countless passing records including most lifetime touchdowns and passing yardage. While more recent stars such as Marino, Farve, Montana, Brady and Manning (to mention a few) have eclipsed many of his single season and lifetime passing records, many historians still regard Unitas as the greatest quarterback ever, largely in part to his unparalleled leadership ability. This is why football card enthusiasts continue to painstakingly pursue his hallowed 1957 Topps rookie card in high-grade condition.

With that in mind, presented here is the iconic 1957 Johnny Unitas rookie card in a breathtaking PSA 9 holder. Currently, PSA has only encapsulated 7 others at this tier with NONE graded higher, sharing the utmost glory as the highest graded Unitas rookie card on the planet! Advanced Football PSA Set Registry collectors can begin standing in line for only a handful of football cards in mint condition can be considered as sanctified as this miraculous museum worthy gem. The dual image representation of the legendary quarterback is un-improvable, with both poses set against immaculate-like orange and green hued backgrounds.

The classic illustration exhibits near-perfect centering between four bright white borders, and both surfaces are virtually flawless, with all technical qualities consistent with a "pack fresh" card. With no other PSA Unitas rookies graded higher, and only seven other copies existing at this hallowed plateau, this suffices as a seldom-surfacing opportunity to add this crowned-jewel to your esteemed collection. Synonymous with Johnny Unitas' arguable standing as football's all-time signal caller is this remarkable highest graded keepsake, that shares the ultimate spotlight as the finest of its kind!

MIN BID $20,000 _

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