Lot # 53: “Unique for the Grade” 1952 Tip-Top Bread Label Roy Campanella (PSA EX 5) – The SOLE & HIGHEST GRADED PSA Example for ALL 48 Subjects!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $1,250.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

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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 53)
"Unique for the Grade" 1952 Tip-Top Bread Label Roy Campanella (PSA EX 5) – The SOLE & HIGHEST GRADED PSA Example for ALL 48 Subjects!

No cardboard subject could possibly boast the condition sensitivity as this "miraculous" PSA EX 5 1952 Tip Top Bread Roy Campanella offering that truly resides as one of the most unfathomable baseball cards extant. Bar none, its UNIQUE "EX 5" technical assessment stands as the SOLE and FINEST example for not just Roy Campanella but ALL 48 subjects! Indeed, the illustrious PSA Grading Service has currently encapsulated 197 1952 Tip Top Bread specimens with this "one of a kind" finest graded marvel standing tall as the only subject carrying an "EX 5" assessment. Remarkable as it may seem, at the time this was written, the 197 total graded examples for all 48 subjects were as follows: 1 "PSA 5"; 1 "PSA 4"; 1 "PSA 3"; 2 "PSA 2.5's"; 14 "PSA 2's"; 10 "PSA 1.5's"; 132 "PSA 1's" (incl. 18 cards w/qualifiers); and 36 "PSA Authentics".

Therefore, 168 or 85% of the encapsulated cards reflect grades of "Poor/1 or Authentic", substantiating why hobbyists often regard this set as one of the most condition sensitive compilations. Add the fact that this "unique for the grade" offering represents one of baseball's greatest catchers ever (along with Berra, Bench and Dickey), and it is no secret this "Campy" marvel stands as one of the rarest post-WW11 cards. This elusive Tip-Top Bread End label card portrays superb aesthetics with the classic black & white catcher's pose affixed to the relatively clean white star that is encompassed by a bold red outer layer. The elaborate eight-sided perimeter has retained a majority of its original fine edging, and no obtrusive flaws are evident on either side. Regarding its estimated value, we cannot even begin to estimate what this"1 of 1" finest graded offering will fetch. Simply stated, this Campanella rarity knows not a single 1952 Tip-Top bread peer, and considering its unique and highest graded standing for all 48 subjects, we will defer to you, the sophisticated collector, to ultimately determine its true worth!

MIN BID $1,250

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