Lot # 74: 1960 Topps #300 Hank Aaron PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

Category: 1960-1969

Starting Bid: $15,000.00

Bids: 34 (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 74)
1960 Topps #300 Hank Aaron PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

MINT HAMMERIN' HANK!!! It was roughly two years ago that this EXACT PSA 9 MINT 1960 Topps #300 Hank Aaron offering sold for a staggering $90,000 in a public auction! Indeed folks, this record-breaking price was based on several major factors, including this POP 9 rarity sharing the spotlight as the finest of its kind on the PSA census report! Secondly, one look at this card can prompt the most meticulous collector's heart to skip a beat due to the virtually-impossible-to-find dead-on 50/50 centering. Like most cardboard issues, locating a perfectly centered 1960 Topps Aaron is tantamount to finding a needle in a haystack, for these subjects simply don't present themselves with textbook positioning. Just as miraculous is the fact that PSA has encapsulated 4,800+ '60 Topps #300 Hank Aaron subjects, with not a single specimen fortunate enough to receive the hallowed 10 assessment. Interesting enough, had it not been for the imperfect upper edge that reveals a somewhat rough factory cut, this museum-worthy masterpiece just might have been awarded the one and only PSA 10.

Boasting a laundry list of pack-fresh superlatives, both of Aaron's bat over right shoulder images are pristine, with the superimposed colored portrait pose literally jumping off the card. Snow-white borders encompass the exalted illustration, with the super-sharp corners, impeccable surfaces and fine resolution additional attributes substantiating the ultra-scarce PSA 9 grade. Issued in 1960, that campaign would see the immortal Hammerin' Hank pace the National League with 126 RBIs, while adding 40 round-trippers to his impressive resume. One of the hobby's most popular Hank Aaron issues, our compliments to its previous owners who meticulously preserved this renowned cardboard heirloom in its original mint state. Recently, another PSA 9 fetched a likewise lofty figure of $78K in August 2023, and while this particular subject also reflects fine centering, it falls slightly short of the flawless image alignment emanating from this exalted offering. A bona fide best of the best marvel, only eight other examples share this distinguished title that is equivalent to Aaron's illustrious standing as one of baseball's greatest right-handed hitters, both of which residing as the finest of their kind!

MIN BID $15,000


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