Lot # 56: “Unique for the Grade” 1969 Topps #51 Gale Sayers (PSA Gem Mint 10) - “1 of 1; THE SOLE PSA GEM MINT 10 Example!

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"Unique for the Grade" 1969 Topps #51 Gale Sayers (PSA Gem Mint 10) - "1 of 1; THE SOLE PSA GEM MINT 10 Example!

Hall of Famer Gale Sayers only played seven NFL seasons, but his unparalleled impact on the game will forever "echo for eternity". Although serious knee injuries curtailed his outstanding career, his uncanny broken field running style enabled him to set a vast number of standards still unsurpassed by any other player including 22 rookie touchdowns, 6 touchdowns in a single game (tied by a handful of players), and the highest career kickoff return average (30.56 per return). Elected to the all-decade 1960's team, in 1999 "The Sporting News" voted Sayers the 22nd greatest NFL player ever, and he was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

As a perfect testament for his incomparable grid-iron stature, presented here just happens to be one of his most miraculous cards extant, a 1969 Topps PSA Gem Mint 10 offering that resides as the SOLE example at this pinnacle plateau! Indeed, synonymous with Gale Sayers incomparable running exploits comes along this "unique for the grade" marvel that among the approximate 1,300 encapsulated specimens, stands as the only "perfect" 1969 Topps subject on the illustrious PSA "Pop chart". Impeccable in every conceivable manner, Sayers legendary running pose graces the obverse side with an abundance of sparkling colored hues as he once again looks to prance in an uncontested manner towards the end zone.

The dark navy-blue jersey includes Sayers immortal #40, with the highlight of this museum worthy masterpiece being the imposing bold pink background that creates an almost "3-D" effect for Sayers classic running pose. The iconic Bears logo is situated near the lower right quadrant, all four corners are pinpoint sharp, and both surfaces are immaculate. Similar to Gale Sayers "on the field" exploits, now is your golden opportunity to score a touchdown of your own by seizing this extraordinary cardboard prize that proudly stands at the top of the heap as a bona-fide "one of a kind" keepsake as well as a meticulous collector's ultimate dream!

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