Lot # 42: 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 21 (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 42)
1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams PSA 8 NM-MT

ICONIC THUMPER!!! No one would argue that the elusive 1954 Bowman #66 Ted Williams truly stands as one of the most iconic post-WWII subjects based on its premature removal from the set. Due to contractual issues, The Kid was replaced with Jim Piersall, resulting in the scarce #66 Ted Williams joining his likewise highly coveted Wilson Franks issue as the two most valuable 1950s Williams cards. Presented here is a breathtaking PSA 8 example of this legendary card, with PSA's Pop Chart indicating only three specimens have been graded higher! "I would love to walk down the street one day with people passing me, stating there goes the greatest hitter the game has ever seen." Such was the dream of a young Ted Williams, with his passionate goal ultimately becoming a reality, for most historians agree that The Kid surely stands as baseball's premier all-time hitter.

The Splendid Splinter not only handled his lumber better than anyone who ever stepped into a batter's box, but served two stints as a fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean War, shooting down 16 enemy aircraft. Therefore, it's both his iconic baseball stature and wartime heroism that led to his legacy as the true embodiment of a national hero. His half-body pose is a strong testament to William's eternal stature, revealing fine clarity, a bright sky-blue background, and near-immaculate surfaces. The near-perfect side-to-side positioning is only mildly compromised by some partiality towards the lower edge, with the sharp square corners, fine edging, and dazzling white borders the final exclamation points justifying the seldom-surfacing pack-fresh assessment!

MIN BID $3,000
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