Lot # 556: “Unique for the Grade” PSA Gem Mint 10 Yogi Berra 1948 Bowman #6 Rookie Card – The SOLE “PSA 10” Example Extant!

Category: 1940-1949

Starting Bid: $15,000.00

Bids: 97 (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 556)
"Unique for the Grade" PSA Gem Mint 10 Yogi Berra 1948 Bowman #6 Rookie Card - The SOLE "PSA 10" Example Extant!

No baseball card is more coveted than a PSA Gem Mint 10 example that stands alone as the finest of its kind. Collectors painstakingly pursue "perfect" cardboard mementos via a relentless approach, with most attempts falling short due to these cards seldom surfacing for the taking. One of the toughest post-WWII cards to find in "gem mint" condition are the ultra-condition sensitive 1948 Bowman cards with the PSA population report substantiating this notion. Currently, only 23 of the 19,350+ PSA encapsulated 1948 Bowman cards have achieved the pinnacle "10" grade, a microscopic-like 0.12%! With than in mind, presented here just happens to be one of the most astonishing cards extant; a breathtaking PSA Gem Mint 10 1948 Bowman Berra rookie card that resides as the SOLE PSA "10" on the planet!

Incredible as it may seem, of the nearly 1,330 graded Berra Bowman's, this remarkable offering is the only copy that has managed to achieve sheer perfection thru the eyes of the meticulous PSA graders. Yogi Berra's lifetime achievements are just as compelling as his representation on this supreme card, and many historians still consider this remarkable Hall of Famer the greatest catcher in major league history. His World Series records include: 14 appearances, 10 championships, 75 games played in and 71 all-time hits. If that isn't enough, he won 3 MVP awards and played in an astonishing 15 all-star games. All of the above are a steadfast testament to Berra's greatness, justifying why thousands of elite collectors scramble to obtain his finest existing cards, with NONE more prominent than this "perfect" PSA 10 rookie card gem.

Berra's picturesque black & white batting image depicts superior contrast and sensational clarity as the Yankee legend completes his classic swing. Flawless attributes include pinpoint corners, sharp edging, super clean surfaces, atypical near-"dead-on" centering. Unquestionably, a "pack fresh" card, its amazing "10" assessment is more than substantiated by the aforementioned immaculate-like technical qualities that place it as the single most important Yogi Berra card in the hobby. Synonymous with Berra's arguable status as baseball's finest all-time catcher is this "unique for the grade" immaculate offering that has clearly outdistanced all of its peers!

MIN BID $15,000

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