1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT
MR. CUB ROOKIE!!! Simply the mere mention of the great HOF 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 MVP Awards (1958 & 1959). As is the case for virtually all of baseball's Cooperstown inductees, Bank's most valuable and coveted issue is his inaugural '54 Topps subject, with this outstanding PSA 8 NM-MT 1954 Topps #94 marvel only bested by 0.3% of the 5,400+ PSA 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 many of the pack-fresh attributes associated with a PSA 8 grade. Portraying a brilliant portrait image, little did Banks realize he was about to become one of our National Pastime's premier power-hitting shortstops. The timeless portrait and batting poses emanate exceptional resolution and rich hues, with the blinding white background projecting both illustrations in formidable fashion. Square corners, nearly impeccable surfaces and a super clean verso complete this 69-year-old gem that has stubbornly withstood the test of time. Most likely preventing a higher assessment is a rough right-edge factory cut as well as some ever-so-slight wear to the upper right corner. One of the most revered 1950s rookie cards extant, its assessment and sensational eye-appeal place it as one of the hobby's most formidable post-WWII cards!
MIN BID $5,000