1941 Play Ball #54 Pee Wee Reese Rookie PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ - POP 3; Only 2 Examples Graded Higher!
PEE WEE ROOKIE!!! The true rookie card of the immortal Dodgers Cooperstown inductee Pee Wee Reese is his highly coveted 1941 Play Ball #54 subject, issued the year after Reese played his inaugural 1941 campaign for Brooklyn. This world-class PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ offering just happens to be one of only three PSA examples at this lofty plateau, bested by a mere two specimens! The driving force behind the annual pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers was their beloved HOF shortstop and captain, Pee Wee Reese, who was the heart and soul of that Dodger machine.
Reese earned the "Captain" nod via his unparalleled leadership qualities that led Brooklyn to seven pennants and their inaugural 1955 championship, receiving the iconic "Pee Wee" nickname by being a superior young marbles player (Pee Wee was a type of marble). He was the premier shortstop of his day, with this rookie card marvel equally meriting a final resting place in any cardboard HOF. A collector's favorite, Reese's classic portrait image just happens to be virtually dead-centered between four relatively clean borders. Pack-fresh surfaces, sharp corners, and the lack of any glaring blemishes reside as the final thumbs-up for Reese's most significant issue!
MIN BID $2,500