Lot # 54: 1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

Category: 1970-Current

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 15 (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 54)
1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

HENDERSON 10!!! Rookie card mania continues to dominate the hobby with one of those extremely coveted mementos being a high-grade inaugural 1980 Topps card of Cooperstown Inductee Rickey Henderson. This sensational lead-off hitter dominated the game for over 20 years, and it comes as little surprise that his #482 Topps card is widely sought after in pristine "10" condition. With that in mind, we are proud to offer this breathtaking PSA Gem Mint 10 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson rookie card that stands as one of only 24 specimens on the illustrious PSA "Pop" chart!

One may think that seventeen examples does not merit "low pop" status, but with regard to the Henderson 1980 Topps rookie card, think again because it represents a microscopic 0.1% of the nearly 21,000 encapsulated Henderson subjects listed on the PSA census report! Synonymous with this "best of the rest" crowned jewel is Rickey Henderson's arguable status as baseball's greatest lead-off hitter ever. Our National Pastime's greatest base stealing artist, Henderson swiped an all-time high 1,406 bases in his illustrious 25-year career, including a single season record of 130 in 1982. He holds the record for most lifetime runs scored (2,295), lead-off home runs (81), and unintentional walks, accumulating a sensational .401 lifetime on-base percentage via his 3,055 hits and 2,190 base on balls.

No wonder this dynamic outfielder was nicknamed the "Man of Steel" with his incredible feats linking him to the "Superman" comic book icon. This hallowed PSA Gem Mint 10 card is the perfect testament to Henderson's legacy, with the crystal-clear batting image, sparkling hues, brilliant surfaces, razor sharp corner tips and overall pack-fresh aesthetics justifying the pinnacle technical assessment. An extraordinary representation that stands at the top of the "pop" charts, now is the perfect time emulate the base swiping king himself by "stealing" this world-class gem for your esteemed collection!

MIN BID $7,500
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