Lot # 53: 1956 Topps #5 Ted Williams “White Back” (PSA Gem Mint 10) - Only One of its Kind!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 40 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Historical Rarities Winter Auction",
which ran from 12/20/2017 12:00 PM to
1/13/2018 7:00 PM




(LOT 53)
1956 Topps #5 Ted Williams "White Back" (PSA Gem Mint 10) - Only One of its Kind!

How ironic it truly is to proudly offer this "unique for the grade" PSA Gem Mint 10 1956 Ted Williams "White Back" marvel that irrefutably stands alone as the finest of its kind. The aforementioned irony is that the "Splendid Splinter" arguably resides as our National Pastime's greatest hitter ever, with this PSA "best of the rest" single Gem Mint 10 offering sufficing as the perfect testament for his unparalleled batting prowess! Ted Williams heroic stints in two World Wars as well as his previously mentioned status as baseball's "greatest hitter ever" has earned "Teddy Ballgame" iconic stature second to none. This Boston Red Sox legend, via his myriad of world-class hitting achievements and fighter pilot war accomplishments, captivated a country and stands as the true embodiment of an American hero.

It is no coincidence that the "Splendid Splinter" even managed to hit a home run in the last swing of his illustrious career; poetic justice at its best for baseball's greatest all-time hitter. The aforementioned accolades certainly attest to Ted's legacy, and it is this reason why a myriad of high-end vintage card collectors seek to attain his most valuable artifacts. No card could possibly achieve more stature than a true "1 of 1" pinnacle keepsake, with this "perfect 10" masterpiece providing the technical attributes consistent with a card just pulled form a 1956 wax pack.

Ted's two classic colorful lithographic-like poses of the iconic batter (one portrait; one batting) portray magnificent contrast, resolution and ultra-rich hues, with the entire image virtually dead centered between four blizzard white borders. Glistening surfaces, pinpoint corner tips, and a super clean verso complete this breathtaking marvel that has defiantly withstood the test of time. On a pure hitting basis, Williams is generally accepted as the greatest hitter in baseball history, and we cannot imagine a card that better emulates his remarkable legacy than this undisputed "1 of 1" highest graded example that has defiantly withstood the test of time!

MIN BID $7,500
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