October 2009 Auction
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While Mays and Mantle were doing their thing, the Duke of Flatbush was patrolling the outfield in Brooklyn and putting up numbers just as strong. Coming off a 1955 season that brought him 42 home runs, 136 ribbies, a .306 batting average, and a world championship, Duke Snider wasn't about to take a back seat to anyone. Graded a mind blowing MINT 96 by SGC, this 1956 Duke Snider is just a hair away from the ultimate GEM MINT status. Perched majestically with a carefully measured frame is a finely tuned portrait of the Duke accompanied by an action shot depicting a congratulatory trip around the bases to cap off another of his 407 career round trippers. The attention to detail is astounding as each perfectly square corner pushes the barrier to the reaches of perfection. The gray back is equally flawless save one trivial print dot. This is a definite buy for a collector looking for the best.
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