Lot # 27: 1951 Bowman #1 Whitey Ford Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $4,000.00

Bids: 14 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2024 Rarities Auction",
which ran from 4/11/2024 9:00 AM to
5/4/2024 7:00 PM




(LOT 27)
1951 Bowman #1 Whitey Ford Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

FORD ROOKIE!!! Along with the immortal Mantle and Mays, one of the 1951 Bowman's three iconic rookie cards is the set's #1 subject, Whitey Ford, with this brilliant PSA 8 subject only bested by a meager six examples! It has somehow managed to elude the typical wear associated with #1 subjects due to their placement at the top of many '51 Bowman baseball card stacks, ultimately rendering them susceptible to rubber band marks, sunlight, staining, etc. Dubbed "The Chairman of the Board", Ford's HOF accomplishments include 236 victories, a scintillating 2.75 ERA, an incredible .690 winning percentage, a record 10 World Series victories and 33 consecutive scoreless innings, with the latter breaking Babe Ruth's all-time mark.

Likewise, this spectacular keepsake boasts a hoard of pack-fresh superlatives, including an extremely bright lithographic Ford image, excellent centering with only a modest partiality towards the lower edge, right-angled corners, the verso eluding any unsightly gum stains, and a relatively clean obverse side surface. Most Ford rookies are plagued by severely skewed illustrations, and both the excellent image positioning and sparkling portrait Ford pose steal the show, placing this cherished rookie subject as one of his finest visually pleasing examples!

MIN BID $4,000
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