1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Rookie SGC 7 NM
SPECTACULAR NM MAYS!!! Willie Mays will forever be on every baseball expert's list of the top all-time players. His batting, fielding and running exploits set the benchmark for the "five tool player" concept, and he currently holds the distinguished title as baseball's greatest living ballplayer. This is why avid enthusiasts scramble to seize his most desirable and valuable cards with NONE more prestigious than his 1952 Topps rookie card. The first Willie Mays card was his 1951 Bowman issue, but similar to Mantle, it is his 1952 Topps rookie specimen that is most exalted among hobbyists.
Advanced collectors assembling high grade 1952 Topps sets as well as the most hallowed rookie cards certainly require a high grade 1952 Topps Mays and this scintillating SGC 7 example offered here suffices as one of the nicest NM copies in the hobby. The youthful-looking Mays couldn't possibly imagine the incredible career he was about to embark on when he posed for this legendary photo highlighted by brilliant colored hues and vivid registration. Nicely centered top to bottom and left to right, this card is well worthy of a double look. A bold violet background, strong corners, and blemish free surfaces provide the final compliments this vintage Mays Rookie!!!
MIN BID $1,750