Lot # 275: 1976 Topps #500 Reggie Jackson PSA 10 GEM MINT

Category: 1970-Current

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 21 (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 275)
1976 Topps #500 Reggie Jackson PSA 10 GEM MINT

PSA 10 MR. OCTOBER!!! This extraordinary PSA 10 GEM MINT 1976 Topps #500 Reggie Jackson marvel appears as if it was just pulled from a '76 Topps wax pack. Of the nearly 2,000 PSA encapsulated Jackson subjects, a meager 0.56% have managed to achieve this hallowed assessment, proudly standing tall with only ten other specimens as the best of the best! Most significantly, it's the virtually spot-on 50/50 centering that places this particular example as arguably the finest of all the known PSA 10s, with card enthusiasts well aware of the typical skewed images plaguing a majority of the 1976 Topps subjects. Dubbed "Mr. October", Reggie Jackson's nickname was well-earned, with the slugging Hall of Famer dominating the playoffs and fall classic equal to or better than any player who ever graced a baseball diamond. Leading both the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees to five World Championships during the 1970s, his unparalleled clutch hitting was a key factor in many of those titles, especially in 1977, when he walloped three home runs on three consecutive pitches in the Game 6 clincher at Yankee Stadium.

He ended his outstanding 21-year career with a staggering 563 round-trippers and 14 All-Star game appearances, with his monstrous home run in the 1971 All-Star game at Detroit's Briggs Field towering over the right field roof and hitting a light transformer! That said, this grand offering is an unequivocal testament to all of Jackson's world-class feats, and finding a near-perfectly centered subject such as this supreme offering is synonymous with finding a needle in a haystack. This immaculate example portrays a breathtaking Mr. October batting pose situated in almost perfect 50/50 fashion between four blinding white borders, atypical for most 1976 Topps Subjects that commonly feature poorly skewed images. Additional attributes include immaculate surfaces, a razor-sharp perimeter, pinpoint corners, crystal-clear clarity and sparkling yellow and green hues. Indeed, this quintessential offering appears as if it has just been factory cut from a pristine 1976 Topps sheet, and considering another PSA 10 example fetched $40k in a Memory Lane auction less than a year ago, we will let you decide what this likewise breathtaking 47-year-old PSA 10 masterpiece is truly worth!

MIN BID $7,500

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