Lot # 223: 1961 Topps #575 Ernie Banks All-Star PSA 10 GEM MINT – Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1960-1969

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 8 (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 223)
1961 Topps #575 Ernie Banks All-Star PSA 10 GEM MINT – Highest Graded Example!

MR. CUB PSA 10!!! Heading into the 1961 campaign, Ernie Banks had walloped 40+ homers in three consecutive campaigns, with the HOF shortstop having already claimed two NL MVP awards in 1958 and 1959, the only shortstop in MLB history to boast that feat! It should come as little surprise that the Topps Chewing Gum Company issue would issue several Ernie Banks subjects in their prestigious 1961 set, including this unfathomable PSA 10 GEM MINT #575 All-Star marvel that shares the spotlight with 11 other examples as the highest graded specimen! One of the finest Ernie Banks cards known, it stands as the perfect testament for his unequivocal legacy, with the immortal Banks being one of the most beloved players to ever grace a baseball diamond.

One mention of the great Hall of Fame Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks immediately inspires the concept of "let's play two!" Known throughout Chicago as "Mr. Cub", Ernie Banks ended his spectacular career with 512 lifetime home runs and eclipsed the 40-homer mark five times while knocking in over 100 runs eight different seasons. Earning a third MVP award is this remarkable museum worthy masterpiece that emanates virtually every pristine attribute expected from a perfect 10 example, rightfully standing at the summit of the iconic PSA Pop Chart. The timeless pose reveals Banks affixed within the popular "All-Star" newspaper illustration, with the Cooperstown Inductee donning his classic pinstriped Cubs home flannels. Emanating crystal-clear clarity and sparkling hues, the overall newspaper illustration exhibits fine centering between four blinding white borders. Immaculate surfaces, razor sharp corners, and a spellbinding pack-fresh aura are the final compliments for this 62-year-old heirloom that has stubbornly withstood the test of time to retain all of its original factory issued qualities!

MIN BID $2,500

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