Lot # 46: 1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

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 46)
1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

MR. CUB ROOKIE!!! The mere mention of the great HOF shortstop Ernie Banks immediately inspires the concept of "let's play two!" Known throughout Chicago as "Mr. Cub", Ernie Banks clubbed 512 lifetime home runs and still stands as the only shortstop to ever claim consecutive MVP Awards (1958 & 1959). As is the case for virtually all of baseball's Cooperstown inductees, Bank's most valuable issue is his inaugural 1954 Topps subject, with this outstanding PSA 8 NM-MT 1954 Topps #94 marvel only bested by 0.29% of the 5,500+ PSA examples!

A super eye-pleasing Ernie Banks rookie card, it resides as the perfect testament to his unequivocal legacy, with the immortal Banks being one of the most beloved players to ever grace a baseball diamond. Earning a third MVP Award is this remarkable museum-worthy masterpiece that emanates many of the pack-fresh attributes associated with the lofty assessment. Revealing a sparkling portrait image, little did the 23-year-old Banks realize he was about to become one of our National Pastime's premier power-hitting shortstops. The timeless portrait and batting poses project superior resolution and rich hues, with the dazzling white setting retaining virtually all of its original quality. Pinpoint corners, immaculate surfaces and a clean flipside complete this 70-year-old gem that has stubbornly withstood the test of time. One of the most exalted post-WWII rookie cards on the planet, its lofty PSA 8 grade and coupled breathtaking aesthetics merit it the highest hobby accolades from any sophisticated enthusiast!

MIN BID $5,000

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