Lot # 59: 1959 Topps #464 Mays' Catch Baseball Thrills SOLE SGC 10 GEM MINT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 8 (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 59)
1959 Topps #464 Mays' Catch Baseball Thrills SOLE SGC 10 GEM MINT

ONE AND ONLY!!! One of the most memorable moments in World Series, the "Say Hey Kid's" miraculous catch literally transcends time, and in 1959, the prestigious Topps Chewing Gum Company chose to celebrate Mays remarkable achievement by placing the catch on their "Baseball Thrills" #464 subject. Synonymous with that iconic "catch" is this 1959 Topps #464 Baseball Thrills Mays offering that just happens to be the SOLE SGC Gem Mint 10 example extant! Indeed, SGC has encapsulated over 225 of these highly coveted subjects with this awe-inspiring marvel the only one to achieve the hallowed "10" assessment.

From left to right, the first image depicts the actual "over the shoulders" basket catch; the second pose reveals Mays whirling around to begin his throw; and the third illustration exhibits the "Say Hey Kid" releasing the throw into the infield with seemingly "all of his might" in order to prevent the runner from potentially scoring by tagging up two bases. The overall image portrays breathtaking clarity, contrast and hues, with the lower white "MAYS' CATCH MAKES SERIES HISTORY" caption affixed to a robust red text box.

Four snow white borders, virtually perfect 90-degree corners, flawless surfaces and a pristine verso that includes a detailed "bio" of the famous catch all combine to justify the "one of a kind"" assessment. Willie Mays' immortal moment when he snared Vic Wertz's mammoth blast in game#1 of the 1954 World Series may never repeat itself again, and likewise, hobbyists may never witness another 1959 Mays "Greatest Thrills" PSA Gem Mint 10 "unique for the grade" subject that proudly stands alone as the undisputed "best of the rest" marvel on the planet! Please consider that in our last Auction we sold the only PSA 10 of this card at $33,989 all in.

MIN BID $750
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