Lot # 549: 1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 8.5 NM-MT+

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 7 (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 549)
1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams PSA 8.5 NM-MT+

PACK FRESH!!! Most baseball historians agree that Ted Williams is the greatest hitter who ever lived, justified by his .344 lifetime average, 521 home runs, and formidable stature as being the last player to hit .400 in that magical 1941 season. The "Splendid Splinter" as he was commonly called, not only handled the lumber better than anyone who ever stepped into a batter's box, but served two stints as a fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean War. Therefore, it is both his baseball iconic stature and wartime heroism that led to him being the true embodiment of a National hero. With that in mind, we are proud to present a Ted Williams 1957 Topps #1 card that personifies his quest of being "second to none".

Ted's representation on this magnificent PSA NM/MT+ 8.5 offering is one of only 10 examples at this lofty plateau, a microscopic-like 0.2% of the nearly 5,000 PSA encapsulated copies. Furthermore, it is virtually unfathomable that a #1 card portrays the pristine qualities exhibited by this nearly flawless masterpiece, with #1 subjects typically plagued by the elements for sitting at the top of the cardboard stack. Williams "godly" follow through swing reveals impeccable clarity and contrast, as well as near-perfect centering! Sharp edges, no glaring flaws, and a glistening obverse side surface are the final world-class attributes that would make the most meticulous collector believe this card was just pulled from a 1957 Topps wax pack!

MIN BID $3,000

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