Lot # 55: 1956 Topps #5 Ted Williams Gray Back PSA 9 MINT - POP 4; Highest PSA Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 28 (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 55)
1956 Topps #5 Ted Williams Gray Back PSA 9 MINT - POP 4; Highest PSA Example!

MINT TEDDY BALLGAME!!! How ironic it truly is to offer this rare for the grade PSA 9 MINT 1956 Ted Williams Gray Back marvel that joins three other examples as the finest of its kind. The total White and Gray Back PSA-graded Williams examples is approximately 6,600, with the 1,900 Gray Backs representing only 28% of that total. The aforementioned irony is that the Splendid Splinter arguably resides as our National Pastime's greatest all-time hitter, with this PSA best of the best gem sufficing as the perfect testament to his unparalleled batting prowess. Ted Williams heroic stints in two World Wars as well as his previously mentioned status as baseball's greatest batsman have earned Teddy Ballgame iconic stature, with this Beantown immortal captivating a country and prominently residing as the true embodiment of an American hero.

A cardboard subject's highest stature is achieving pinnacle Pop Chart status, with this breathtaking keepsake providing the technical attributes consistent with a card just pulled from a 1956 wax pack. The Kid's two classic lithographic poses of the iconic batter portray magnificent contrast, resolution and ultra-rich hues, with the entire image virtually dead-centered between four super-clean borders. A glistening obverse side, pinpoint corner tips, and immaculate verso complete this breathtaking marvel that has defiantly withstood the test of time. On a pure hitting basis, Williams is generally accepted as our National Pastime's finest, and we cannot imagine a card better emulating his remarkable legacy than this undisputed highest graded marvel!

MIN BID $7,500


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