Lot # 38: 1951 Bowman #165 Ted Williams PSA 9 MINT – Highest PSA Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $15,000.00

Bids: 12 (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 38)
1951 Bowman #165 Ted Williams PSA 9 MINT – Highest PSA Example!

TEDDY BALLGAME!!! Ted Williams heroic stints in two wars as well as his arguable status as baseball's greatest hitter ever have earned Teddy Ballgame iconic stature second to none. This Boston Red Sox legend, via his myriad of unparalleled hitting achievements and fighter pilot war accomplishments, captivated a country and stands as the true embodiment of an American hero. It's no coincidence that the Splendid Splinter even managed to hit a home run in the last swing of his illustrious career, poetic justice at its best for baseball's greatest all-time hitter! The aforementioned accolades certainly attest to Ted's legacy, and it is this reason why a myriad of high-end vintage card collectors seek to attain his most valuable artifacts. One of his most coveted cards is the 1951 Bowman #165 subject depicting a classic lithographic batting pose of the iconic hitter. Synonymous with his supreme batting exploits, it just so happens that this remarkable PSA MINT 9 Ted Williams offering currently shares the spotlight with fifteen other copies as the finest of its kind! While PSA has handled 2,800+ examples, not a single specimen has managed to be awarded the "perfect" 10 GEM MINT assessment.

The card reveals a sparkling Williams image as Teddy Ballgame looks upwards at what could be one of his majestic round-trippers, with the flawless picture set against a brilliant stadium background. The timeless illustration portrays excellent centering, only slightly favoring the right edge. Relatively white borders, glistening surfaces, pinpoint corner tips, and a clean verso complete this breathtaking marvel that has defiantly withstood the test of time. Still undervalued, high-grade/low-pop Ted Williams cards represent some of the finest investment buys in the hobby. Substantiating its immense prestige and value is this exact same card selling for $62K in the spring of 2023, with its unlimited future prosperity driven by Splendid Splinter's incomparable legacy and the fact that not a single PSA 10 currently exists. Who would have thought when this raw-boned rookie joined the BoSox in 1939 that he would be embarking on a career for the ages. Indeed, The Kid would ultimately develop into our National Pastime's greatest all-time hitter, with this "best of the best" memento the perfect testament to his unparalleled standing!

MIN BID $15,000


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