Lot # 62: 1957 Topps #10 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $15,000.00

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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 62)
1957 Topps #10 Willie Mays PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

MINT MAYS!!! The 1957 campaign would see the Say Hey Kid continue beating up on the Senior Circuit's overmatched pitchers, with the immortal Mays walloping 35 round-trippers, blasting a league-leading 20 triples, stealing 38 bases, and posting a sensational .333 batting average and 1.033 OPS. Indeed, the fleet-footed New York Giants center fielder proved once again he was baseball's arguable finest five-tool player, with this remarkable PSA 9 MINT 1957 Topps #10 subject presented here synonymous with his incomparable on-the-field performance. Of the 5,600+ PSA encapsulated examples, not a single specimen has managed to achieve the hallowed 10 assessment, with a fractional 0.4% achieving the lofty grade proudly boasted by this museum-worthy masterpiece!

Most sophisticated enthusiasts would agree that the most unfathomable attribute of this PSA 9 highest graded marvel is its near-perfect centering and lack of any tilt, with Willie's classic batting pose only revealing a slight favoritism towards the right edge. Simply stated, finding a 1957 Topps Mays subject with an extremely well-positioned image is synonymous with finding a needle in a haystack. We cannot overemphasize that both PSA and SGC have not encapsulated a single 10 GEM MINT copy, with this truly breathtaking marvel firmly residing at the top of the illustrious PSA Pop Chart! It is the breathtaking and ultra-scarce excellent centering that renders even the elite collector speechless. The brilliant Mays batting pose is virtually pristine, depicting the finest possible resolution between four dazzling white borders. Vibrant hues, sharp corner tips, pristine surfaces and vivid print registration are additional qualities substantiating the pinnacle assessment.

Willie Mays would end his career with 660 homers, 1909 RBIs, 3,293 hits, a stellar .301 batting average, and his spectacular fielding ability leading to 12 Gold Gloves, with these exalted achievements prompting collectors to painstakingly pursue his finest preserved cards. Interestingly enough, since 2020, several recorded public sales for other PSA 9 examples include $28K in December 2020, $31K in March 2021, $53K in May 2022 (Memory Lane), and a whopping $63K in October 2022. What this trend soundly reveals is that the spiraling values for PSA 9 MINT '57 Topps Mays subjects are tantamount to an uncontrollable brush fire, with no end in sight for this momentous cardboard heirloom!

MIN BID $15,000


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