Lot # 608: 1954 Bowman #58 Pee Wee Reese PSA 10 GEM MINT – “POP 3”: Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $1,250.00

Bids: 27 (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 608)
1954 Bowman #58 Pee Wee Reese PSA 10 GEM MINT – "POP 3": Highest Graded Example!

The renowned PSA Grading Company has currently encapsulated over 1,100 1954 Bowman Pee Wee Reese subjects, with this breathtaking "10 GEM MINT" offering one of only three examples to achieve the pinnacle assessment! Most historians would agree that the driving force of the annual pennant winning Brooklyn Dodgers was their beloved Hall of Fame shortstop and captain, "Pee Wee Reese". Indeed, a bold statement considering the Dodgers were loaded with future Hall of Famers such as Duke Snider, Roy Campanella and the immortal Jackie Robinson, but Reese was the heart and soul of that Dodger machine, earning the "Captain" nod via his unparalleled leadership qualities. Reese received his ultra-popular nickname by being a superior young "marbles" player ("Pee Wee" was a type of marble), and he was the catalyst of a Brooklyn team that won seven pennants and their inaugural 1955 World Championship. Simply stated, he was the premier shortstop of his day (with all due respect to Rizzuto), rightfully landing an eternal resting place in Cooperstown, New York. Synonymous with his solidified legacy comes along this world-class offering that along with only two other specimens stands tall as the finest of its kind. A pack-fresh image reveals the legendary shortstop in a sparkling half/body pose as he dons his classic Dodgers uniform while holding his period-style lumber. Brilliant blue hues, an imposing sky-blue background, virtually dead-on 50/50 centering, blistering sharp corner tips, and immaculate surfaces all support the "Perfect 10" assessment for this extraordinary "rare for the grade" Pee Wee Reese masterpiece!

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 $1,250

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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