Lot # 141: 1957 Topps #10 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

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(LOT 141)
1957 Topps #10 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT

57 MAYS!!! Most advanced enthusiasts would agree that the most unfathomable attribute of this 1957 Topps PSA Mint 9 Willie Mays highest graded gem is its atypical near-perfect centering. Simply stated, finding a 1957 Topps Mays subject with an extremely well positioned image is synonymous with the classic metaphor "finding a needle in a haystack"! Currently, PSA has not graded a single "PSA Gem Mint 10" copy with this truly breathtaking marvel sharing the "best of the rest" title with twenty-five other Mint 9 examples. Yet, its aside from its pinnacle "pop chart" standing, it is the breathtaking and near-impossible centering that renders even the elite collector speechless.

The 1957 Topps issue was plagued with an abundance of poorly centered subjects, and locating a finest graded specimen bordering on 50/50 centering is an excruciating task to say the least. Portraying only the slightest favoritism towards the upper edge (45/55 or better), the legendary Mays batting pose is virtually pristine, depicting the finest possible resolution between four snow-white corners. Razor sharp corner tips, pristine surfaces and vivid print registration are additional qualities substantiating the premier assessment. Willie Mays would enjoy a sensational 1957 campaign via his 38 homers, .333 batting average and 20 triples, with his incredible batting achievements clearly synonymous with this breathtaking masterpiece that shares the title as the finest of its kind!

MIN BID $2,500

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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):  $200,000
Lot 132-158 (Individual Card Total):  $197,056

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