Lot # 559: 1954 Bowman #7 Walter Dropo PSA 10 GEM MINT – “POP 2”; Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Rarities 2022",
which ran from 4/29/2022 4:00 PM to
5/21/2022 7:00 PM

(LOT 559)
1954 Bowman #7 Walter Dropo PSA 10 GEM MINT – "POP 2"; Highest Graded Example!

First sacker Walter Dropo enjoyed one of the finest rookie campaigns in baseball history when the slugger tallied 34 homers, 144 runs batted in and a .322 batting average for the Boston Red Sox in 1949, easily claiming the Rookie of the Year Award. Unfortunately for Dropo, throughout his 13-year career with five different teams, he would never again post batting figures to match his inaugural season. Synonymous with that world-class rookie campaign is this unfathomable PSA 10 GEM MINT 1954 Bowman #7 Walter Dropo marvel that along with only a single other example, stands as the "best of the rest!" Miraculous to say the least, finding 68-year-old baseball cards sporting PSA 10 grades is no simple task, with this Dropo gem earning its rightful assessment via the breathtaking half-body/portrait pose that appears as if it was printed yesterday. Dropo reveals his classic Detroit-road flannels, with brilliant hues, vivid registration, magnificent centering between four snow white borders, pinpoint corners and a gleaming obverse side surface all substantiating the sanctified grade. A "POP 2" cardboard treasure, it truly merits a final resting place in any esteemed 1954 Bowman PSA Registered set!

DISCLOSURE: The individual 1954 Bowman Baseball Set Break card individual lots 550-774 aggregate lot total or lot 549 Complete Set will determine the final winner(s) for one of the finest arrays of high-grade imaginable!

MIN BID $500

MLI is offering The Finest 1954 Bowman 225-Subject Basic-Set in an alternative selling format. All Lots numbered from 550-774 will be sold individually to the highest bidder, unless Lot # 549's hammer price exceeds the hammer price of Lots 550-774 combined cumulative total. In which case, the cards would be sold as a set. Once bidding starts, the green check mark below simply designates which format has the current high bid. In case of a tie - the set wins.

Lot 549 (Set Total):  $102,903
Lot 550-774 (Individual Card Total):  $302,913

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