Lot # 76: 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie PSA 6 EX-NM

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $2,000.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Holy Grail Rarities Auction",
which ran from 11/19/2018 6:15 PM to
12/15/2018 7:00 PM




(LOT 76)
1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie PSA 6 EX-NM

MAYS ROOKIE!!! The 1951 and 1952 issues hold a special place in the hearts of collectors since they include the 1st and 2nd year cards for two of baseball's immortal centerfielders, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. These two rookies stormed the baseball world in 1951, setting the groundwork to what would be an incredible joy ride in the New York Metropolitan area. Along with the Dodger's Duke Snider, it was unfathomable that any city could possibly reap the benefits of three immortal centerfielders during the same era. While Mantle's Goliath type power seemed to steal the show from the other two stars, Mays was unquestionably the better 5-tool player of the three, and is still considered by many as the greatest all-around player in baseball history. In prior years, one of the most under rated post WWII cards has always been the 1951 Bowman rookie card of the immortal "Say Hey Kid". Offered here is an amazing PSA 6 EX-MT of Willie Mays from the 1951 Bowman series. Clean white borders with nice centering front and back with strong corners, this card is strong. A truly great addition to any collection. Own this MAYS ROOKIE!!!

MIN BID $2,000
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