Lot # 555: “Unique for the Grade” PSA Gem Mint 10 Stan Musial 1948 Bowman #36 Rookie Card – The SOLE “PSA 10” Example Extant!

Category: 1940-1949

Starting Bid: $25,000.00

Bids: 78 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2017 Holy Grail Rarities Auction",
which ran from 4/21/2017 4:00 PM to
5/6/2017 7:00 PM

(LOT 555)
"Unique for the Grade" PSA Gem Mint 10 Stan Musial 1948 Bowman #36 Rookie Card - The SOLE "PSA 10" Example Extant!

Legendary Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial's uncanny hitting prowess continues to be arguably underrated; however, thru the eyes of the hobby's most meticulous enthusiasts, this incredible PSA Gem Mint 10 1948 Bowman rookie card stands tall as his most remarkable cardboard marvel! No doubt, via its "1 of 1" and highest graded population status, this inaugural Musial gem resides as the perfect testament to "Stan the Man's" nearly unparalleled batting skills that were only matched by the iconic Red Sox slugger Ted Williams for nearly two decades. One look at this pinnacle "10" rookie card offering gives the most sophisticated collector goose bumps, with its "best of the rest" stature placing it as one of the most significant rookie cards in the hobby!

Finding any 1948 Bowman rookie card is no simple task, let alone one that stands tall as the finest of its kind cardboard treasure. Substantiating that notion is the PSA census report listing only 23 of the 19,350+ encapsulated 1948 Bowman subjects with the ever elusive "10" grade, a microscopic-like 0.12%! This offering's incomparable technical attributes are synonymous with Musial's legendary playing career that include an infinite-like list of superlatives including a .331 lifetime average, 3,630 hits, 475 home runs, nearly 2,000 RBI's, 7 batting titles, 3 MVP's and an amazing 24 All Star game appearances! Based on these esteemed statistical highlights, it is mind boggling as to why his name doesn't stand next to Ruth, Cobb, Williams, Aaron, Mays, Mantle, etc. Fortunately, his playing excellence hasn't eluded elite enthusiasts who actively seek his most precious cardboard gems, NONE of which could possibly compete with this pinnacle rookie marvel.

Musial's classic portrait pose portrays the immortal slugger donning his period style Cardinals cap, emanating the finest possible contrast and resolution imaginable. Near perfect centering, blistering sharp corner tips, impeccable surfaces, and the verso's vivid text are as pristine as the original factory issued date some 69 years ago. Staring at this world-class cardboard wonder conjures up memories of opening a fresh pack of baseball cards, feeling their gleaming surfaces and razor sharp edges as you rapidly shuffled thru the cards to search for your ultimate hero. We have handled some of the finest Stan Musial cardboard subjects throughout the years, and can guarantee that NONE OF THEM compare to the unparalleled prestige of this 'best of the rest" heirloom. Similar to his batting peers, this "1 of 1" Gem Mint 10 masterpiece has contemptuously left its competition in the dust, proudly standing alone as the premier Stan Musial 1948 Rookie card on the planet!

MIN BID $25,000

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