Lot # 712: 1954 Bowman #161 Yogi Berra PSA 9 MINT – Only One PSA Example Graded Higher!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 29 (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 712)
1954 Bowman #161 Yogi Berra PSA 9 MINT – Only One PSA Example Graded Higher!

One of the most significant Yogi Berra cards extant, this PSA 9 MINT 1954 Bowman offering of the Hall of Fame catcher has only been bested by a single example! The immortal Yogi Berra is arguably considered the greatest catcher of all-time (along with Johnny Bench), and it would take virtually a full catalog to appropriately list all of his remarkable achievements. Highly noted for his clutch performances on baseball's grandest stages, Berra's World Series records include: 14 appearances, 10 championships, 75 games played in and 71 all-time hits. If that isn't enough, he won three MVP awards and played in a remarkable 15 All-Star Games. All of the above are a steadfast testament to Berra's all-time stature, justifying why a myriad of elite collectors' scramble to obtain his finest existing artifacts. One of Berra's most popular images, his good-natured grinning pose literally jumps-off the card via its unimprovable clarity and abundance of sparkling hues. The finest imaginable centering, razor-sharp right-angled corners, a gleaming and flawless obverse side surface and super clean verso are the final exclamation points for this museum worthy masterpiece. Of significant note to all advanced enthusiasts, when you engage in the bidding process for this hallowed memento, please keep in mind one of Berra's cornerstone "Yogisms" during the potential bidding war that will most likely take place: "It ain't over till it's over!"

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 $750
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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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