Lot # 7: 1955 Bowman #184 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $15,000.00

Bids: 38 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier 2024 Auction",
which ran from 1/17/2024 9:00 AM to
2/3/2024 7:00 PM

(LOT 7)
1955 Bowman #184 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

MINT MAYS!!! Not even Willie Mays' spectacular catch in the 1954 World Series could compare to this breathtaking PSA 9 MINT 1955 Bowman Willie Mays offering! Indeed, when Willie Mays raced to the furthest confines of the Polo Grounds, some 450+ feet from home plate, to snare Vic Wertz's mammoth blast with his immortal over-the-shoulder catch, he unquestionably set the bar for the Fall Classic's greatest defensive thrills. Likewise, it's rare for the grade standing has set the ultimate benchmark since not a single example has achieved a higher grade. PSA has currently encapsulated nearly 2,900 examples with only a meager five specimens ( 0.17%) managing to achieve the hallowed 9 MINT assessment with not a single 10 listed on their Pop Chart.

The Say Hey Kid continues to be on most historians lists as both the greatest center fielder in baseball history and our National Pastime's foremost five-tool player to ever grace a baseball diamond. His 660 round trippers, uncanny base-running ability, cannon throwing arm and unparalleled fielding ability all combine to substantiate that notion. Mays' good-natured grin highlights the TV based image as he sets himself in a fielding position to run down another batted ball. Crystal-clear clarity and sparkling hues all combine to emanate a seemingly perfect image that atypically reveals near-perfect centering between four seemingly flawless wood-grain borders. A gleaming obverse side surface, razor-sharp corner tips and a super clean blank back complete this near-perfect card that has stubbornly defied the past 68 years!

MIN BID $15,000


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