Lot # 305: 1952 Topps #37 Duke Snider Black Back PSA 9 MINT – Highest PSA-Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 30 (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 305)
1952 Topps #37 Duke Snider Black Back PSA 9 MINT – Highest PSA-Graded Example!

DUKE OF FLATBUSH!!! Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame center fielder Duke Snider never looked better than in this sanctified PSA 9 MINT 1952 Topps #37 Black Back offering that, along with a meager four other examples, stands tall as the finest of its kind! Incredible as it may seem, PSA has encapsulated 800+ '52 Topps Snider subjects, with not a single specimen awarded the hallowed 10 GEM MINT assessment. Furthermore, it is the Black Back Snider that resides as the tougher version versus its Red Back brethren, with the total Black Back encapsulated Sniders representing only 41% of the combined two variations.

The Duke of Flatbush certainly needs no introduction within the collecting community. Along with Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, Snider battled throughout the 1950s for New York supremacy at the centerfield position. One of the few players in baseball history to have hit 40 or more home runs in five consecutive seasons, and the first National Leaguer to accomplish that feat, the Duke was adored by a seemingly endless number of Brooklyn Dodger fanatics, substantiating why his high-grade cardboard mementos are extremely coveted in the collecting community. That said, other than a high-grade '49 Bowman rookie card, a PSA 9 MINT '52 Topps Snider arguably suffices as his second most sought-after cardboard collectible.

This magnificent '52 Topps masterpiece merits its supreme accolades via the awe-inspiring batting image as Snider completes his mighty swing that drove so many horsehide spheres into the furthest confines of Ebbets Field. Donning his classic Dodgers home uniform, the well-centered illustration is affixed between four bright white borders, with the pinpoint corner tips, pack-fresh surfaces, and super clean Black Back verso the final exclamation points for one of Snider's most significant cardboard keepsakes!

MIN BID $5,000
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