Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXV
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/12/2010
Some of the most prestigious post WWII cards have to belong to the immortal Hall of Famer “Hammerin” Hank Aaron. We promise you this, NONE could possibly exceed the breathtaking aesthetics of this 1957 Topps PSA Mint 9 Aaron gem. Currently, of the almost 2,000 encapsulated 1959 Topps Aaron’s, not a single copy has graded higher! That is correct, not one gem mint 10 Henry Aaron, leaving this offering as one of the best existing examples on the planet! Henry Aaron is on every historian’s list of the top ten baseball players in baseball history. All Aaron accomplished was the “unthinkable” when he shattered the “Bambino” legendary 714 lifetime home run record as well as claiming the all-time record for runs batted in without the use of a single performance enhancing substance! Arguably, the greatest right handed hitter ever, Aaron’s lifetime achievements are outstanding and, likewise, his representation on this offering is simply magnificent! You have to start wondering what it really requires to achieve gem mint 10 status. This offering appears to provide all of the necessary aesthetic qualities, yet it still fell short of the sanctified “10” technical assessment. Regardless, its overall radiance makes it, arguably, the best looking example in existence. Forget the other 9’s” circulating in the hobby; none of them could possibly equal this Aaron “Rembrandt” that provides pristine quality for every feasible technical aspect of the grading procedure. First and foremost, a flawless young Aaron reverse batting stance image graces the obverse side, encompassed by dazzling snow white borders that are centered virtually “dead on” 50/50! Atypical for the 1957 Topps issue, perfectly centered cards simply aren’t found every day. Blistering sharp corners and edging as well as a pristine reverse side complete one of the most immaculate 1950’s cards we have ever encountered. Sometimes we forget that all 1950’s cards have now exceeded a half-century in age, yet somehow this offered gem has managed to maintain all of its original pristine features. Any visually striking cardboard example of the first player ever to surpass “The Babe’s” home run mark is worth pursuing, but this museum worthy card of that same player is an unquestionable “must have” for any high grade enthusiast. If you are a collector that will settle for nothing less than the “best of the rest”, don’t hesitate one moment in claiming ownership of this miraculous Aaron offering because no other copy could possibly equal its unparalleled brilliance!
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