Lot # 138: 1955 Topps #194 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 23 (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 138)
1955 Topps #194 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT

Coming off his finest season, the "Say Hey Kid" would virtually replicate his '54 MVP numbers by posting a stellar .319 average and 127 R.B.I.s in the '55 campaign while reaching the 50+ homer mark for the first of two times in his illustrious career, courtesy of his 51 dingers. Topps celebrated his remarkable MVP season by issuing their inaugural "landscape" issue in 1955, with the Willie Mays subject portraying two classic portrait and batting poses. One of the superior copies of this highly coveted subject and one of the finest cards from the "Mays Fan Club Collection" is this sensational PSA Mint 9 holder with only to Willie Mays pinnacle standing among our National Pastime's all-time greatest center fielders comes along this "Mint" marvel that shares the spotlight as the finest of its kind!

One of this supreme offering's earth-shattering qualities is the atypical near-perfect centering that only shows an extremely slight favoritism towards the upper edge, with a majority of 1955 Topps subjects reflecting somewhat skewed images. The classic images provide brilliant hues and crisp resolution, set against a seemingly flawless light blue background and situated between four bright white borders. The surfaces appear immaculate, the 90-degree corners are razor sharp and one would think this breathtaking 64-year old memento has just been pulled from a 1955 Topps wax pack. One of the most highly- coveted "Say Hey Kid" issues, its sparkling colors, multiple images and pinnacle technical assessment place it as a "must have" for any world-class PSA Set Registry enthusiast

MIN BID $7,500


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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