Lot # 40: 1952 Topps #191 Yogi Berra PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 18 (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 40)
1952 Topps #191 Yogi Berra PSA 8 NM-MT

HIGH-GRADE BERRA!!! Any high-grade Hall of Famer from the landmark 1952 Topps set is a special treat, let alone a PSA 8 NM-MT keepsake sporting the name and hallowed image of Yogi Berra. Of the nearly 2,000 PSA encapsulated copies, only a fractional 1.3% have achieved this hallowed assessment, with a mere five examples graded higher! The utmost prestige associated with 1952 Topps subjects is uncontested in the post-WWII era, and what better subject to capture than one of the greatest catchers in baseball history. Yogi won an incredible 13 world championships as well as three AL MVP Awards, with the 18-time All-Star eventually having his iconic #8 uniform retired by the New York Yankees.

An imposing Berra image reveals fine resolution and, atypically, is near-perfectly centered between four dazzling white borders (many '52 Topps subjects reflect skewed images). Sharp corners, pack-fresh surfaces, and its overall world-class aesthetics are surely consistent with the lofty assessment seldom surfacing for the immortal Yankees backstop. As a point of reference, it was only a few years ago that Memory Lane sold a PSA 8 example for $44K, more than substantiating the momentous prestige of this Cooperstown-worthy memento!

MIN BID $5,000

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