Lot # 1092: 1948 Bowman #69 George Mikan Rookie PSA 3 VG

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/25/2021 12:00 PM to
10/9/2021 7:00 PM

(LOT 1092)
1948 Bowman #69 George Mikan Rookie PSA 3 VG

MIKAN ROOKIE!!! No greater basketball card treasure exists than the offered George Mikan 1948 Bowman. Rookie cards of Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Maravich and Michael Jordan are valued more highly in terms of dollars, but no player was more important to basketball and its development than George Mikan. Considered the pioneer of Modern Age basketball, he was the original center, who scored 11,764 points, an average of 22.6 per game, retiring as the all-time leading scorer and averaged 13.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 520 games.

He also led the league three times in personal fouls. He won 7 BAA and NBA championships, an All-Star MVP trophy, 3 scoring titles and was a member of the first four NBA All-Star and the first six All-BAA and All-NBA Teams, as well as being declared the greatest player of the first half of the century by The Associated Press. The aesthetics of this "fresh to the hobby" PSA 3 example far surpass the offered grade, highlighted by a superior Mikan image, robust hued background and fine centering, with most Mikan rookie subjects exhibiting skewed images. One of the hobby's most significant rookie cards, it "turns back the clock" to an era when Mikan was establishing himself as the NBA's inaugural superstar!

MIN BID $3,000

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