Lot # 231: 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie PSA 5 EX

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 14 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer 2022 Auction",
which ran from 8/18/2022 12:00 PM to
9/10/2022 7:00 PM




(LOT 231)
1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie PSA 5 EX

MAYS ROOKIE!!! The 1951 Bowman Willie Mays irrefutably stands as his true rookie card, with the 1951 Bowman set including both the inaugural cards for the "Big Apple's" two iconic centerfielders, Mickey Mantle and the "Say Hey Kid". Indeed, the Willie Mays rookie card has finally earned its due respect among the hobby's premier collectors and rightfully so, since there isn't a single baseball historian that omits the legendary Giants centerfielder on their top five all-time baseball player list. Mays could hit for average and power, run the bases, throw and play centerfield as well if not better than anyone who ever played the game. As a worthy testament to his unbridled immortality, offered here is a superb Bowman Mays rookie card in a PSA EX 5 holder. Many qualities of this legendary offering are consistent with a higher assessment, including a brilliant lithographic image of Mays preparing to clout another one of his 660 round-trippers. Vivid resolution, rich hues, relatively clean surfaces reflecting no glaring print lines and corner wear consistent with the grade all combine to emanate stellar aesthetics. Yet, its aforementioned array of eye pleasing attributes, tsunami-like pricing points and undisputed Willie Mays rookie card stature all combine to merit it the utmost attention from any sophisticated collector!

MIN BID $5,000

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