This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/20/2011
As uncontrollably popular as the 1952 Topps set has become to baseball card enthusiasts, there are three cards that stand out from the many great issues in Topps' inaugural effort: The first card of the set, Andy Pafko, card #311, the famous '52 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card, and the last card of the set, the rookie card of Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews. Each of these issues are pricey in low grade and rare in high grade, so when we have the opportunity to offer one of these timeless classics, we do so with extreme pride. Presented for your bidding consideration is an utterly spectacular example of home run clubbing Eddie Mathews' 1952 Topps high-number rookie issue, the famous final card of the groundbreaking 1952 Topps set. Graded SGC 84 NM 7, the offered showpiece exhibits one of the most magnificent images we've ever seen, highlighted by pixel-perfect registration that is completely devoid of any superfluous print, far outclassing the large majority of other Mathews rookie cards circulating throughout the hobby. Perfectly preserved colors dominate both surfaces, as evidenced by the thoroughly solid black ink outline on the obverse and the intensely saturated red name plate on back. It should be noted that there is a blue roller line on the right border going down about a half inch from the top corner, but it's barely detectable without magnification even when you're specifically looking for it. Each of the four corners is above grade level, with the top left and bottom right approaching MINT status, helping to offset the apparent centering shift toward the left side and presenting interested bidders with the unique possibility of acquiring one of the highest condition 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews rookie cards we've ever offered. A stunning and amazingly high-end hobby masterpiece worthy of your utmost consideration!
1952 Topps #407 Ed Mathews SGC 84 NM 7
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