Lot # 137: 1954 Bowman #89 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $3,500.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Break Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 3/14/2019 4:00 PM to
4/6/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 137)
1954 Bowman #89 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT

NONE BETTER!!! When Willie Mays returned from the armed forces for the 1954 season, the prestigious Bowman Gum Company was well prepared to mark his highly anticipated return. Issuing an outstanding Mays lithographic "leaning on bat" cardboard subject, it reveals a good-natured Mays grin that reflects the star outfielders ultimate joy of playing the grand ole game of baseball. Presented here is a spectacular PSA "MINT 9" copy of this classic issue that appears to have just been pulled from a Bowman wax pack, and worthy of an esteemed place in any premier gathering.

Brilliant pastel-like hues highlight the classic Mays pose that reveals near-perfect centering between four bright white borders. A razor-sharp perimeter includes four pinpoint corner tips, and both surfaces have eluded any potential wear. A monumental heirloom for what is arguably considered Willie May's greatest season ever, it merits a secure place in any sophisticated PSA Registered compilation! None better than this PSA 9 MINT example...

MIN BID $3,500


MLI is offering The "Mays Fan Club Collection" - #1 on the PSA Set Registry in an alternative selling format. All Lots numbered from 132-158 will be sold individually to the highest bidder, unless Lot # 131's hammer price exceeds the hammer price of Lots 132-158 combined cumulative total. In which case, the cards would be sold as a set. Once bidding starts, the green check mark below simply designates which format has the current high bid. In case of a tie - the set wins.

Lot 131 (Set Total):  $230,000
Lot 132-158 (Individual Card Total):  $406,299

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