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Graded NM/MT+ 8.5 by PSA. To date the professionals at PSA have graded a mere 3 copies of this card at the offered level with only 5 examples graded a half grade higher! Bright and boldly colored with the visual aesthetics highlighted by a perfectly registered image of the Hall Of Fame backstop. The centering is spot on with a soft supple slightly rough cut right edge showing the originality of Topps cutting process. The four corners all appear at the very top end of the grade with the upper left showing an ever so slight wisp of clean fiber that may possibly account for the absence of a MINT grade. The reverse is well imaged with nary a stain present and the all important fragile red fully intact at the top of the card. Just as Yankee skipper Casey Stengel would often say "I never played a game without my man" I don't know how any condition conscious collector could live without this enchanting pasteboard!
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