Lot # 579: “Unique for the Grade” 1954 Bowman #30 Delbert Rice, Jr. PSA 10 GEM MINT – “POP 1”: The SOLE Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 15 (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 579)
"Unique for the Grade" 1954 Bowman #30 Delbert Rice, Jr. PSA 10 GEM MINT – "POP 1": The SOLE Highest Graded Example!

One of the finest defensive catchers of his era, Delbert (Del) Rice, Jr. played 17 MLB seasons with six different teams; however, 12 of those seasons were spent with the St. Louis Cardinals. A weak hitter, he was noted for his standout defensive ability, playing his inaugural game on May 2, 1945 and captured two world championships (1956 w/St. Louis & 1957 w/Milwaukee). Although he will never be enshrined in Cooperstown, N.Y., his legacy is forever secured via this remarkable "POP 1" PSA 10 GEM MINT 1954 Bowman offering that resides alone at the top of the prestigious PSA "Pop" Chart! One of the most inspiring cardboard images you will ever see, Rice's stoic portrait image includes the classic baseball "green grass – blue sky" background, with its crystal-clear clarity, brilliant hues, dazzling white borders, excellent centering, immaculate surfaces and pinpoint corners all supporting the pinnacle assessment. The sheer beauty of the card hobby is that it doesn't take a Hall of Famer to captivate the sophisticated collector, with this extraordinary "POP 1" PSA 10 bound to raise a myriad of eyebrows via its bona fide "best of the rest" standing at the apex of the PSA population report!

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
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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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