Lot # 86: 1966 Topps #390 Brooks Robinson (PSA Gem Mint 10) – “1 of 1”; The SOLE PSA Gem Mint 10 Example Extant!

Category: 1960-1969

Starting Bid: $1,250.00

Bids: 33 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "20th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 9/18/2020 4:30 PM to
10/10/2020 7:00 PM




(LOT 86)
1966 Topps #390 Brooks Robinson (PSA Gem Mint 10) – "1 of 1"; The SOLE PSA Gem Mint 10 Example Extant!

Nicknamed the both the "Vacuum Cleaner" and "Hoover", slick fielding Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson won a record 16 consecutive gold glove awards at the "hot corner", an all-time record for Major League 3rd baseman. Robinson's unparalleled fielding prowess and clutch hitting earned him a spot on our National Pastime's "Team of the Century", and he is considered as one of the all-time greatest third sackers. Synonymous with his supernatural fielding feats are the breathtaking aesthetics of this miraculous 1966 Topps #390 gem that stands as the SOLE example to achieve the hallowed PSA Gem Mint 10 assessment! Incredible as it may seem, PSA has encapsulated approximately 1,300 1966 Topps Brooks Robinson subjects with this breathtaking specimen standing tall as the only example truly worthy of the near-impossible "10" grade.

One look at this 54-year old marvel will surely justify its perfect technical assessment with the imposing aesthetics highlighted by an immaculate Robinson batting image. Sparkling hues, crystal-clear clarity, blistering sharp corner tips, and impeccable surfaces all combine to support the sanctified grade. Yet, its most amazing quality is the near-perfect 50/50 centering between four snow-white borders that places this time defying prize as "extra special", with hobbyists clearly understand the excruciating chore of locating any 1966 Topps subject with a well-positioned image. Brooks Robinson will forever stand as our National Pastime's finest fielding third-baseman and similar with that widely accepted notion comes along this "1 of 1" museum worthy masterpiece that has conquered the seemingly impossible task of meriting the only PSA Gem Mint 10 grade!

MIN BID $1,250
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