Lot # 14: 1975 Topps #228 George Brett Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

Category: 1970-Current

Starting Bid: $25,000.00

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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 14)
1975 Topps #228 George Brett Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

PSA 10 BRETT ROOKIE!!! One of our National Pastime's greatest all-time third sackers is the legendary George Brett, with this Kansas City Royals' superstar stationed at the hot corner for 21 years. Brett's list of superlatives is seemingly infinite, with this smooth-swinging left-handed hitter retiring with a .305 lifetime batting average via his 3,154 safeties as well as being selected for 13 All-Star teams. Who could ever forget his 1980 campaign, when Brett posted an unfathomable .390 batting average, the highest MLB mark since Ted Williams' .406 mark in 1941. Brett claimed his only MVP Award in 1980, also pacing the Junior Circuit with a sensational 1.118 OPS while leading the Royals to an AL Pennant. As a brand testament to Brett's iconic career, presented here is a remarkable PSA 10 GEM MINT 1975 Topps Brett Rookie, with this hallowed offering joined by only a paltry ten other examples.

Amazingly, the eleven PSA 10 specimens represent a microscopic 0.07% of the total 15,200+ PSA encapsulated copies! Interestingly enough, while Brett's world-class HOF achievements place him right alongside the likes of Schmidt, Mathews, Robinson, Jones, and Traynor as one of baseball's finest third basemen, his immortality will forever be linked to the legendary July 24, 1983 Pine Tar Game, when his potential game-winning two-run homer off of Goose Gossage in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium was discounted by the umpires due to the pine tar on his bat surpassing the legal limit. Who could ever forget Brett charging out of the dugout like he was shot out of cannon, having to be physically restrained by his teammates from bumping into any of the umpires. The aftermath saw AL President Lee McPhail uphold the Royal's protest and overturn the umpires' decision, with Brett's two-run dinger ruled official.

The Royals would once again be leading the game by a 5-4 score and preserve the win once the game was resumed on August 18th. Tantamount to Brett's unparalleled legacy is this offering's abundance of factory-issued qualities, including a crystal-clear batting pose, vibrant purple and green hues, pristine surfaces, blistering sharp corner tips, and near-perfect centering, all of which are consistent with the "perfect" assessment. Justifying its esteemed stature are previous $186K and $162K sales in 2021, with this George Brett '75 Topps rookie card truly destined to be the centerpiece attraction in any esteemed rookie card collection!

MIN BID $25,000


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