Lot # 220: “Unique for the Grade” 1957 Topps #159 Solly Drake PSA 10 GEM MINT – “POP 1”; The SOLE Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $1,250.00

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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 220)
"Unique for the Grade" 1957 Topps #159 Solly Drake PSA 10 GEM MINT – "POP 1"; The SOLE Highest Graded Example!

This unfathomable PSA 10 GEM MINT 1957 Topps #159 Solly Drake offering just happens to be the SOLE example at this pinnacle plateau! Indeed, PSA has encapsulated over 460 specimens, with this single cardboard marvel being the only copy meriting the hallowed perfect assessment. One should also consider that due to the extreme condition sensitivity of the 1957 Topps issue, only a microscopic-like 0.09% of the total 312,000+ PSA graded examples for all 407 subjects have achieved the highly coveted PSA 10 grade.

Switch hitting outfielder Solly Drake played a mere two MLB seasons (1956, '59), with Drake playing in 65 games while realizing 242 plate appearances his 1956 rookie campaign in the Windy City. This 1957 Topps beauty portrays a formidable Drake left-handed batting stance as he showcases his classic Chicago Cubs-road flannels. The only PSA 10 GEM MINT #159 Drake extant, every aspect of this grand offering is consistent with sheer perfection including the crystal-clear image, excellent centering, impeccable surfaces, snow white borders, pinpoint corner tips and a super clean verso. Unique for the grade, it rightfully stands alone at the top of the PSA population report with its abundance of breathtaking qualities that merit the highest hobby accolades!

MIN BID $1,250

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