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Lot # 327: 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Rookie SGC NM 7

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2021",
which ran from 2/25/2021 2:00 PM to
4/2/2021 11:00 PM

Part of The William J. Landherr Collection, this hobby fresh Near Mint example sources from a single owner who collected sets and was very meticulous about acquiring the highest quality. Even though the "true" Mays rookie is considered to be the 1951 Bowman #305, Willie's first ever Topps card was produced in 1952 as card #261. Of the 594 examples in the SGC pop report, only 41 have been graded NM 7 or better. By digging a little deeper, we have calculated that out of the 3,100+ total examples graded by SGC, PSA and Beckett, only 218 have been graded NM 7 or above, coming out to a fitting 7% of the worldwide population! High grade examples like this are seldom offered, so this opportunity should not be taken lightly.

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