1958 San Francisco Call-Bulletin Willie Mays w/Stub (PSA Mint 9) – "1 of 3"; HIGHEST GRADED Example!
The 1958 San Francisco Call-Bulletin Giants set resides as one of the most obscure 1950's issues, with 25 New York Giants subjects randomly inserted in the San Francisco Call-Bulletin newspaper. Most likely manufactured as one of the many promotional opportunities to welcome the Giants to their new "Bay Area" home, the most valuable player in this eclectic set is the incomparable Willie Mays. It is the "Say Hey Kid's" miraculous PSA Mint 9 marvel that is presented here in virtually pristine condition, standing tall with a paltry two other examples as the finest specimen on the planet! Measuring approximately 2" x 4", all subjects are titled "GIANT PAYOFF", with the lower ticket stub utilized in a raffle that offered the general public various prizes including cash payouts for its winning contestants.
One of the hobby's scarcest regional issues, the bold orange stock of this magnificent offering has retained nearly all of its original attributes, with the imposing black & white Willie Mays portrait image and accompanying text/lower stub portraying impeccable resolution. Pinpoint corners, super clean surfaces and a stellar verso depicting the San Francisco Giants 1958 home schedule all combine to substantiate the near-perfect assessment. Seldom surfacing with the affixed lower stub, this truly sensational offering stands as another miraculous-like collectible from the unparalleled "Mays Fan Club" collection with its supreme "Pop" Chart standing and sheer paucity level truly justifying its world-class stature!
MIN BID $500