Lot # 79: 1952 Bowman #1 Yogi Berra Rookie (PSA NM/NT+ 8.5)

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 9 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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 79)
1952 Bowman #1 Yogi Berra Rookie (PSA NM/NT+ 8.5)

Finding any #1 subject in high-grade is an excruciating task, let alone a 66-year old card representing the legendary Yogi Berra! That said, presented here is an absolutely breathtaking 1952 Bowman #1Yogi Berra gem that stands as one of only 2 examples at this stratospheric plateau with a mere 6 specimens graded higher! Berra's lifetime achievements are just as compelling as his portrayal on this magnificent keepsake, and with all due respect to the great Johnny Bench, there are still many historians who consider Berra as 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 a remarkable 15 all-star games. All of the above are a steadfast testament to Berra's iconic stature, justifying why thousands of elite collectors' scramble to obtain his finest existing cards. Only a handful of them could possibly best this PSA 8.5 beauty that appears as if it has just been "pulled" from a 1952 Bowman wax pack. Bright hues, crystal clear clarity, dazzling white borders, atypical near-perfect centering, pinpoint corners and gleaming surfaces all justify the hallowed assessment that places this offering as one of the finest 1952 Bowman Berra subjects on the planet!

MIN BID $2,500

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