Lot # 514: 1954 Bowman #89 Willie Mays SGC 8.5 NM-MT+

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $2,750.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Newman Auction",
which ran from 6/12/2021 11:00 AM to
7/10/2021 7:00 PM

(LOT 514)
1954 Bowman #89 Willie Mays SGC 8.5 NM-MT+

WILLIE!!! When Willie Mays returned from the armed forces for the 1954 season, the prestigious Bowman Gum Company was well prepared to mark his highly anticipated return. Issuing an outstanding Mays lithographic "leaning on bat" cardboard subject, it reveals a good-natured Mays grin that reflects the star outfielders ultimate joy of playing the grand ole game of baseball. Presented here is a spectacular SGC "8.5 NM-MT+" copy of this classic issue that appears to have just been pulled from a Bowman wax pack, and worthy of an esteemed place in any premier gathering.

Brilliant pastel-like hues highlight the classic Mays pose. A razor-sharp perimeter includes four pinpoint corner tips, and both surfaces have eluded any potential wear. A monumental heirloom for what is arguably considered Willie May's greatest season ever, it merits a secure place in any advanced compilation! POP 2 with a pair grading higher!!!

MIN BID $2,750

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