Duke Snider Original PSA Type 1 1950 Photo w/the Image used for His 1955 Topps Card – Measures Approx. 8 x 10-1/4" – Includes a PSA 3 1955 Topps #210 Snider Card - Full PSA Type 1 LOA
One of the most significant collecting angles in the hobby is capturing original Type 1 photos depicting an image utilized for the player's specific trading card. Related price tags continue to soar for such photos, justifying why this Type 1 Duke Snider 1950 image stands as a foremost memento. Measuring approximately 8" x 10-1/4", the classic Snider pose is the EXACT image used for "the Duke's" extremely popular 1955 Topps #210 subject. Also included in this magnificent lot is a PSA 3 1955 Topps #210 Snider card, the perfect compliment for this rather scarce illustration. The photo itself portrays a breathtaking 'Duke of Flatbush" swinging pose with Snider donning his Brooklyn Dodgers home uniform, and emanating the finest possible clarity and contrast.
Typical for most 69-year old photos, there are several stray wrinkles that do not impede the world-class aesthetics of this seemingly timeless image. Regarding Duke Snider's illustrious stature, he certainly needs no introduction within the collecting community. Along with Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, the "Duke" battled throughout the 1950's for New York supremacy at the centerfield position. One of the few players in baseball history to have hit 40 or more home runs in 5 consecutive seasons and the first National Leaguer to accomplish that feat, Snider was adored by a seemingly endless number of Brooklyn Dodger fanatics with his obscure collectibles highly sought after in the hobby. Few of those keepsakes could possibly be considered as rare as this seldom-surfacing 1955 Topps batting image that was chosen as one of the two Snider poses for his renowned 1955 Topps baseball card! – Full PSA Type 1 LOA
MIN BID $300