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Lot # 159: 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays PSA VG-EX 4 - Newly Discovered Example

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 21 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Summer Classic",
which ran from 7/16/2023 7:00 PM to
8/5/2023 10:00 PM

1952 Topps Baseball #261 Willie Mays. This card originates from a new find of 1952 Topps baseball cards that recently surfaced in the Midwest. Highlights included two examples each for Mantle, Mays, and Robinson, as well as many high numbers. Our consignor's husband collected the cards as a child and, miraculously, nearly all avoided the common fate of being repeatedly flipped or placed in bike spokes. Instead, he carefully stored them in a shoe box, where they remained, untouched, for the past seventy years. The majority of the cards are in mid-to-high grade, with the only issue of note for most being centering. Three of the cards (Mantle, Mays, and Robinson) made their hobby debut in our Winter Focus Auction. The balance of the collection, including an EX-MT 6 Mantle, is offered here in this sale. All the graded cards in this collection were submitted by Lelands. The card has been graded and encapsulated by PSA VG-EX 4. It retains deep and rich coloring on the image of a scowling Mays against a dark background. The borders are white and the edges are smooth. The corners have light touches. Centering is off left to right as well as top to bottom. The reverse is clean but severely off center.

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