Lot # 22: 1935 National Chicle #34 – Bronko Nagurski (SGC NM/MT 8) – “1 of 1” Highest SGC Graded

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $20,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Sizzling Summer Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/24/2019 11:00 AM to
8/10/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 22)
1935 National Chicle #34 – Bronko Nagurski (SGC NM/MT 8) – "1 of 1" Highest SGC Graded

This extraordinary SGC "NM/MT 8" 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski cardboard marvel stands alone as the SOLE SGC 8 specimen on their esteemed population report with nothing graded higher! Unquestionably, the National Chicle Nagurski resides as one of the most valuable and significant Football cards on the planet. Along with other iconic cards such as the "Anonymous" Mayo Cut Plug, 1957 Unitas rookie; 1965 Namath rookie and a few of Tom Brady's six-figure inaugural issues (just to mention a few), the Nagurski Chicle has earned "T206 Wagner-like" respect among the gridiron's most advanced enthusiasts and why not?

One of Pro-Football's pioneer iconic running backs was the powerful and relentless Hall of Famer Bronko Nagurski. Never considered a graceful runner, Nagurski just ran straight ahead, over and through the opposition synonymous to a runaway freight train! Although he is best remembered for his "Bull in a China Shop" like running style, Nagurski also excelled at other offensive and defensive positions; having no peer as a blocker and his tackling was as effective as any the game has seen. To date, a myriad of historians still agree that Nagurski may well have been the most complete player to ever compete in the NFL, and no cardboard issue could better represent this football immortal than this virtually unparalleled 1935 National Chicle #34 rookie card.

The breathtaking offering portrays the brilliant aesthetics highly sought after by the hobby's most meticulous collectors. The classic Nagurski "running" image, as he dons his #3 Bears jersey, depicts crystal clear focus and impeccable contrast. Ultra-rich gold, blue and violet hues provide a brilliant color scheme, and the hallowed pose is well centered with only a slight favoritism towards the right edge. The surfaces are near immaculate, the right-angles corners are extremely sharp, and the final exclamation point is the verso's bold blue print that reflects a brief bio for the star runner. As previously stated, the Bronko Nagurski 1935 National Chicle rookie card stands near the "top of the charts" among the Gridiron's most valuable and coveted cards, and now is your golden opportunity to score a touchdown of your own by capturing one of the finest existing examples that has miraculously defied 84-years of potential wear!

MIN BID $20,000

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