Lot # 56: 1956 Topps #20 Al Kaline White Back PSA 10 GEM MINT - POP 2; Highest PSA Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 28 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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 56)
1956 Topps #20 Al Kaline White Back PSA 10 GEM MINT - POP 2; Highest PSA Example!

GEM MINT KALINE!!! Similar to Al Kaline's spectacular playing prowess are the world-class features of this incredible PSA 10 GEM MINT 1956 Topps White Back offering that shares the distinction with a single copy of being the finest of its kind. Al Kaline continues to be one of the most underrated players in baseball history. In only his second full season in the Major Leagues, Kaline became baseball's youngest batting champion ever with his stellar .340 average, besting Ty Cobb by a single day. A tremendous defensive outfielder with an uncanny throwing arm, Kaline eventually became an elusive member of the 3,000-hit club, and is enshrined in Cooperstown forever. Justifying this well-deserved GEM MINT 10 assessment are the two pristine Kaline poses as the future Hall of Famer portrays a good-natured grin and classic running illustrations.

Immaculate resolution elevates the image to an unparalleled level, with the entire illustration extremely well-centered between four super-clean borders. No surface blemishes are evident on either side, and the pristine perimeter includes blisteringly sharp corners that could possibly draw blood. It was only several years ago that this exact same offering fetched a record-setting $56K price tag in Memory Lane's August 2021 auction, more than substantiating the unbridled frenzy associated with any low-pop PSA 10 HOF subject. While Kaline's exploits may be somewhat underrated, it is no secret that this miraculous 67-year-old keepsake currently resides as the best of the best, with its undisputed pinnacle status electrifying the collecting community!

MIN BID $7,500


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