Lot # 32: 1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9 MINT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 24 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Rarities Auction 2020",
which ran from 5/6/2020 12:00 PM to
5/30/2020 7:00 PM

(LOT 32)
1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 9 MINT

MINT WILLIAMS!!! Ted William's ultimate dream of becoming our National Pastime's greatest hitter ever truly became a reality since most baseball experts label the "Splendid Splinter" the finest batter who ever graced a baseball diamond. With that in mind, we are proud to present a Ted Williams 1954 Topps #1 card that is synonymous with his incredible batting achievements. His representation on this miraculous PSA Mint 9 specimen merits the highest hobby accolades for it currently resides as one of only five examples at this hallowed plateau and the "finest of its kind", with not a single PSA "Gem Mint 10" copy extant! Furthermore, it is virtually unfathomable that a #1 card in any set portray the pristine qualities exhibited by this near flawless masterpiece. As avid collectors realize, the first card in any set would be subjected to serious damage including rubber band marks/edge wear, sunlight/fading, soiling or any simple surface defects as a result of the card siting on the top of the pile.

Ultra-popular with collectors, the 1954 Topps issue included two images, a larger sized color pose, and a smaller black & white picture. Fortunately for William's enthusiasts, both of his images include the incomparable hitter holding his legendary bat with both of this offering's poses seemingly flawless. A blemish free deep-orange backdrop projects Ted's batting images in an almost 3-D manner, with the extremely well centered illustration only slightly favoring the left edge. Blinding white borders, razor sharp edging, four scintillating square corners, crystal-clear clarity, and immaculate-like surfaces are the final world-class attributes meriting the ultra-rare "Mint 9" assessment. This Boston Red Sox legend, via his myriad of world-class hitting achievements and fighter pilot war accomplishments, captivated a country and stands as the true embodiment of an American hero.

It is no coincidence that the "Splendid Splinter" even managed to hit a home run in the last swing of his illustrious career; poetic justice at its best for baseball's greatest all-time hitter. The aforementioned accolades certainly attest to Ted's legacy, and it is this reason why a myriad of high-end vintage card collectors seek to attain his most valuable artifacts. Unquestionably, it serves to reason that "The Kid's" myriad of superlatives justifies why this supreme "best of the best" offering is a bona-fide testament to Ted William's unequivocal legacy as the premier batsman in baseball history!

MIN BID $7,500

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