Lot # 568: 1954 Bowman #19 Bobby Shantz PSA 10 GEM MINT – “POP 2”; Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 10 (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 568)
1954 Bowman #19 Bobby Shantz PSA 10 GEM MINT – "POP 2"; Highest Graded Example!

Presented here is a truly remarkable 1954 Bowman Bobby Shantz #19 subject reflecting the hallowed PSA 10 GEM MINT assessment. Its virtually perfect aesthetics support the near-impossible grade that places it at the top of the PSA Population Report with only a single other example! Shantz pitched 16 years in the MLB, with the crafty southpaw enjoying his finest campaign in 1952 when he led the American League with 24 wins and a sensational .774 winning percentage. The Philadelphia Athletics lefty was so dominate that the sportswriters voted him the A.L. MVP, one of a handful of left-handed hurlers who have claimed that award. Shantz's legacy is forever secured via this unfathomable 10 offering that reveals a sparkling half-body/portrait bust of the bygone twirler as he dons his classic Athletics uniform. Revealing striking facial hues, the well-centered image only reflects the slightest hint of favoritism towards the upper edge between four bright white borders. The flawless surfaces and blistering sharp perimeter are the final compliments for this 1954 Bowman pack-fresh gem that unquestionably merits its pinnacle assessment!

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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