Lot # 28: 1955 Bowman #179 Hank Aaron (PSA Mint 9) - “1 of 4; NONE Graded Higher”!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 52 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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 28)
1955 Bowman #179 Hank Aaron (PSA Mint 9) - "1 of 4; NONE Graded Higher"!

Needless to say, this miraculous PSA Mint 9 Henry Aaron gem stands as one of his most amazing cards in the hobby. PSA's illustrious "pop" chart substantiates that notion, with only 3 other "Mint 9" examples of the nearly 1,500 encapsulated copies achieving this remarkable assessment. Furthermore, not a single "Gem Mint 10" specimen exists, elevating this "rare for the grade" card's stature as one of the four finest '55 Bowman Aaron's extant! The card collecting community continues to watch in awe as high grade cardboard keepsakes of baseball's greatest 1950's stars continue to skyrocket in value. Aaron's elusive high-grade 1954 Topps inaugural issue remains high on that hallowed list, and we cannot even begin to speculate on the potential value of this premier Bowman 2nd-year offering.

The entire "Hammerin' Hank" collection offered in this catalog certainly stakes a claim within cardboard immortality including a Mint 9 1954 Topps rookie, but even that inaugural Aaron card cannot compete with the grade rarity this near-impossible masterpiece provides. Aaron's place in our National Pastime's glorious history needs no introduction with his 755 round-trippers still standing in the eyes of "purists" as the game's all-time mark (due to Barry Bonds affiliation with performance enhancing drugs). That said and considering the seemingly uncontrollable hobby craze for high-grade 1950's/1960's cards, advanced collectors are now scrambling to capture the finest preserved cardboard treasures of baseball's bygone heroes. We cannot imagine a more formidable card than this amazing Bowman prize with wood grain borders that have miraculously defied "father time" by retaining their original colored surface.

It is no secret that the 1955 Bowman and 1962 Topps issues are among the hardest to find "Mint" specimens due to their wood grain borders reflecting obvious surface blemishes. Yet, this resounding memento reflects Aaron's boyish "hands on knees" well centered image residing between four of the finest 1955 Bowman borders you will ever encounter. A gleaming obverse side surface, four razor sharp corner tips, and an immaculate verso complete this timeless marvel that shares "best of the rest" distinction with only three other examples, and one that knows zero boundaries with respect to its potential value!

MIN BID $1,000
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