1968 Topps #100 Bob Gibson PSA 10 GEM MINT
This unfathomable PSA Gem Mint 10 Bob Gibson 1968 Topps offering just happens to be one of the mere 0.9% perfect "10" examples listed on the illustrious PSA "Pop" Chart! What makes the card extra special is that it was issued during the year that Hall of Famer Bob Gibson would post one of the greatest pitching campaigns in baseball history. Indeed, 1968 was dubbed "the year of the pitcher", and utilizing both his blazing fastball and filthy slider, Gibson would claim 22 wins, complete an astonishing 28 games, strikeout out a league leading 268 batters while posting a miraculous 1.12 E.R.A. in 304 innings of work. Incredibly, that figure still stands as the third lowest figure in modern MLB history, trailing only Dutch Leonard's 0.96 (1914) and Mordecai Brown's 1.04 (1906) E.R.A.s that were both achieved in the "dead-ball" era! The card itself is an absolute "blazer", revealing a stoic portrait pose of the legendary right-hander that has eluded any surface flaws. Atypical fine centering, blistering sharp corner tips, sparkling hues, a radiant yellow circle including the text "PITCHER – CARDS" and super clean verso all combine to justify the hallowed assessment. Indeed, synonymous with Gibson's unprecedented '68 season is this remarkable "pack-fresh" offering that shares the revered spotlight as the finest of its kind!
MIN BID $1,500