Lot # 218: “Unique for the Grade” 1957 Topps #7 Luis Aparicio PSA 10 GEM MINT – “POP 1”; The SOLE Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 218)
"Unique for the Grade" 1957 Topps #7 Luis Aparicio PSA 10 GEM MINT – "POP 1"; The SOLE Highest Graded Example!

POP 1 "10"!!! Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio is considered one of our National Pastime's greatest all-time shortstops. The fleet-footed and slick-fielding Aparicio won the Rookie of the Year award in his inaugural 1956 season with the White Sox, and was the catalyst who led them to the 1959 AL Pennant. His list of accomplishments is incredible, including nine consecutive seasons of leading the Junior Circuit in stolen bases (1956-'64); nine Gold Glove awards, 13 All-Star appearances, and a 1966 World Series when his Baltimore Orioles bested the overmatched L.A. Dodgers. He ended his career with 2,677 safeties and 506 stolen bases, with his eternal legacy bolstered by this miraculous PSA 10 GEM MINT 1957 Topps #7 subject.

The SOLE 10 on the PSA Pop Chart, it stands heads and heels above the remaining 1,300+ encapsulated examples as the finest of its kind! The awe-inspiring Aparicio fielding image portrays the immortal shortstop about to flawlessly scoop up another groundball, resulting in a clothesline throw to first base via Aparicio's cannon-like arm. Most impressively, the illustration reveals near-impossible to find dead-on centering, with most '57 Topps subjects reflecting skewed images. Additional highlights supporting the card's sheer perfection include immaculate surfaces, pinpoint corner tips and dazzling white borders, with every quality of this miraculous offering meriting its Pop 1 standing as the one and only PSA 10 GEM MINT '57 Topps Aparicio!

MIN BID $2,500

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