October 2012 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on:
The current high bids for the cumulative group of singles, $163,592.00, is currently higher than the total for the complete set, $75,434.00 (this lot is currently winning)
While every card in the 1952 Topps set demands attention in high-grade, three stand out as icons in the baseball card community; the first card of the set, Andy Pafko, card #311, the legendary Mickey Mantle, 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're able 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 PSA 7, the offered showpiece exhibits a magnificent image highlighted by pixel-perfect registration that is completely devoid of any superfluous print, far outclassing almost all 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 the back. Each of the four corners easily meets or exceeds grade level specifications while the centering is almost bull's-eye perfect, a characteristic rarely encountered with the Mathews card. We're pleased to provide interested bidders with the unique opportunity of acquiring one of the highest condition 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews rookie cards we've ever offered, one that clearly exhibits eye appeal that transcends the NM grade. A stunning, high-end masterpiece worthy of your utmost consideration!
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