Lot # 545: 1957 Topps #138 Johnny Unitas Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

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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 545)
1957 Topps #138 Johnny Unitas Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

UNITAS ROOKIE!!! For years, the incomparable Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas was considered the uncontested owner of the title "greatest quarterback ever". This honor was bestowed upon him primarily due to his countless passing records including most lifetime touchdowns and passing yardage. While more recent stars such as Marino, Farve, Montana, Brady and Manning (to mention a few) have eclipsed many of his single season and lifetime passing records, many historians still regard Unitas as the greatest quarterback ever, largely in part to his unparalleled leadership ability.

This is why football card enthusiasts continue to painstakingly pursue his hallowed 1957 Topps rookie card in high-grade condition. With that in mind, presented here is the iconic 1957 Johnny Unitas rookie card in a PSA 8 holder. The dual image representation of the legendary quarterback is spot free, with both poses set against orange and green hued backgrounds. The classic illustration exhibits decent centering between four bright white borders, and both surfaces are virtually flawless, with all technical qualities consistent with a "pack fresh" card.

MIN BID $5,000

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