1958 Topps #62 Jim Brown Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT
PSA 8 BROWN ROOKIE!!! For the past several years, the rookie card market has taken off like an ICBM missile with regard to the popularity and value of some of the hobby's most hallowed sports cards. Indeed, inaugural cards of America's greatest sports stars are realizing staggering price tags, and with that in mind, presented here is the 1958 Topps rookie card of Jim Brown in a spectacular PSA 8 NM-MT holder. Of the 4,900+ PSA-encapsulated examples, only 11 specimens have managed to achieve a higher assessment! The remarkable mystique behind any superior Jim Brown rookie-era collectible stems from his unparalleled prowess in carrying a leather pigskin, rumbling through opposing defenses with reckless abandonment. If you surveyed a myriad of football historians, most would concede that legendary Cleveland Brown superstar Jim Brown is the greatest running back in NFL history. Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski, Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, etc.-name them all, and most enthusiasts would concur none were as good as the immortal Jim Brown.
The finest at his position, Brown was virtually unstoppable, even with the best defenses keying on him for 60 minutes every Sunday afternoon. He ended his career with 12,312 rushing yards to the tune of a miraculous 5.2 yards per carry. Furthermore, he scored 126 TDs (106 rushing, 20 receiving) in a relatively short tenure and is still the only NFL player to average over 100 yards per game throughout his entire career, finishing with a remarkable 104.3 yards per game average. The nine-time Pro-Bowler captured three AP MVPs, three UPI MVPs, one NFL championship, and the Rookie of the Year award in 1957. It's for all these reasons that avid gridiron hobbyists actively pursue his most coveted artifacts, with nearly none more desirable than this incredible 1958 Topps rookie card offering. Depicting a spine-tingling colorful image, Jim Brown's classic running pose reveals the immortal halfback carrying a football as he dons his legendary #32 Cleveland Browns jersey. Portraying impeccable eye appeal, atypically, the illustration just happened to be positioned in near-perfect fashion, in this case only ever so slightly favoring the upper right edges.
It's no secret that virtually all 1958 Topps Jim Brown rookie cards reveal skewed images, and finding one with excellent centering, such as this world-class offering, is as excruciating a task as tackling the former iconic running back. Clean surfaces, a razor-sharp perimeter, four pinpoint corners, and pack-fresh surfaces all support the hallowed assessment. Several examples of this highly coveted heirloom have exceeded $40,000 in price, substantiating its unequivocal stature as one of the most sought-after rookie cards on the planet. Tantamount to Brown's pinnacle stature as pro football's finest all-time runner, this exalted keepsake likewise resides as one of the premier rookie issues for all four major sports cards, with the advanced collector only a simple final bid away from being its proud new owner!
MIN BID $7,500