Lot # 213: 1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Rarities Auction 2023",
which ran from 8/17/2023 9:00 AM to
9/9/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 213)
1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

MR. CUB ROOKIE!!! 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 clubbed 512 lifetime home runs and is still the only shortstop ever to claim two consecutive Most Valuable Player Awards (1958 & 1959). As is the case for virtually all our national pastime's Cooperstown inductees, Bank's most valuable and coveted cardboard memento is his inaugural '54 Topps subject, with this magnificent PSA 8 NM-MT 1954 Topps #94 marvel only bested by 0.3% of the nearly 5,400 PSA encapsulated examples! One of the finer Ernie Banks rookie cards you will ever come across, it stands as the perfect testament to his unequivocal legacy, with the immortal Banks being one of the most beloved players to ever grace a baseball diamond.

Earning a third MVP award is this remarkable museum-worthy masterpiece that emanates nearly every pack-fresh attribute affiliated with a PSA 8 grade. Portraying a brilliant portrait image, little did Banks realize he was about to embark on becoming baseball's premier power-hitting shortstop. The timeless portrait and batting pose emanate exceptional resolution and rich hues, with the blinding white background projecting both illustrations in an almost 3D manner. Right-angled corners, nearly impeccable surfaces and a super-clean verso complete this 69-year-old gem that has stubbornly withstood the test of time. One of the most significant post-WWII rookie cards, its hallowed assessment and breathtaking aesthetics effectively combine to earn it world-class accolades!

MIN BID $5,000

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