Lot # 66: 1957 Topps #138 Johnny Unitas Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

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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 66)
1957 Topps #138 Johnny Unitas Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

UNITAS ROOKIE!!! The immortal Johnny Unitas will forever be considered one of the NFL's greatest all-time quarterbacks. While more recent stars such as Brady, Marino, Favre, Montana, and Manning have eclipsed many of his single-season and lifetime passing records, many historians still regard Unitas as one of football's foremost signal-callers, largely in part due to his unparalleled leadership ability. Therefore, it comes as little surprise that gridiron collectors continue to pursue his hallowed 1957 Topps rookie card in high-grade condition with this PSA 8 NM-MT 1957 Johnny Unitas Rookie only bested by eight PSA examples!

A bona fide keeper, it stands right alongside other iconic inaugural football cards such as the Nagurski, Brown, and Namath subjects. The dual-image representation of the legendary quarterback is outstanding, with both poses set against ultra-rich orange and green hued backgrounds. However, the major highlight is the extremely rare near-perfect centering, with most Unitas rookies exhibiting skewed images. Both surfaces boast pack-fresh aesthetics, and the corners are super sharp, the final exclamation points for this time-defying marvel proudly representing the legendary Johnny Unitas' inaugural appearance on a cardboard issue!

MIN BID $2,500


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