1955 Topps #2 Ted Williams PSA 9 MINT - Highest Graded Example!
THE KID PSA 9!!! Ted Williams' arguable status as baseball's greatest hitter ever as well as his heroic stints in two wars have earned Teddy Ballgame bona fide iconic stature. This Beantown legend, via his myriad of remarkable hitting achievements and fighter pilot war accomplishments, captivated a country, truly standing as the perfect 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's this reason why a myriad of high-end vintage card collectors seek to attain his most valuable artifacts. One of those is his exalted 1955 Topps #2 subject, portraying two classic colorful lithographic poses of the iconic batter. Similar to his supreme batting exploits, it just so happens that this remarkable PSA 9 MINT Ted Williams offering currently shares the spotlight with ten other copies as the finest of its kind. While PSA has handled over 5,800 examples, not a single specimen has managed to be awarded the "perfect" 10 GEM MINT assessment.
The card itself depicts two sparkling Williams images (one portrait and one batting), with the flawless picture set against a brilliant yellow/white hued background. Atypical for this issue, the image reveals near-perfect positioning between four blinding white borders, with most subjects depicting skewed illustrations. A gleaming obverse side surface, pinpoint corner tips, and a super-clean verso complete this breathtaking marvel that has defiantly withstood the test of time. To reiterate, only ten other copies can boast the highly coveted 9 MINT assessment, justifying why this pinnacle offering merits a final resting place in one of the most sophisticated 1955 Topps PSA Registered sets. It should be noted that another PSA 9 fetched a significant $72K price tag in a September 2022 Memory Lane Auction, more than substantiating the premise of why high-grade/low-pop Ted Williams cards continuously reside as one of the hobby's finest investments. The Thumper is truly accepted as our National Pastime's greatest hitter, with this best of the best masterpiece the perfect testament to his unparalleled batting and fighter pilot feats!
MIN BID $15,000