Lot # 582: “Unique for the Grade” 1954 Bowman #33 Vic Rashi “No Traded Line” PSA 9 MINT – “POP 6”: Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 1 (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 582)
"Unique for the Grade" 1954 Bowman #33 Vic Rashi "No Traded Line" PSA 9 MINT – "POP 6": Highest Graded Example!

This outstanding PSA 9 MINT 1954 Bowman memento of Yankees pitcher Vic Rashi reflecting "No Traded Line" joins a mere five other examples as the finest of its kind! Rashi spent most of his 10-year career throwing blazing fastballs in the Bronx, ably assisting the Yankees in winning six world championships. From 1948-1951, the 6' 1" 205 lb. burly right-hander won an outstanding 82 games, including three consecutive 21-win campaigns (1949-'51). Interestingly enough, although he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals before the start of the 1954 season, Bowman had already issued his '54 Bowman subject portraying him in Yankee pinstripes. While the Bowman Gum Company did manage to eventually update his #33 subject with a "Traded Line" on the verso, this offering is the "No Traded Line" version. Rashi's appearance on this remarkable offering is magnificent, starting with a super eye pleasing good-natured smiling pose by the Yankees dugout. The well-centered image (only exhibiting a slight favoritism towards the right edge), snow white borders, pinpoint corners and super clean surfaces all combine to justify why this "highest graded specimen" merits a final resting place in any esteemed '54 Bowman compilation!

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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