Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXVIII
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/30/2010
When does a common player’s card become an ultra desirable collectible? Simply stated, when it is a lofty graded high number card within the prestigious 1952 landmark Topps baseball card set. The “King” of the post WWII sets, by far, is the renowned 1952 Topps set. Within the complete 407 card master set, card numbers 311 – 407 are the “high numbered” series cards with many of those vending boxes assumingly discarded years ago, thus creating a much higher demand than supply. While not extremely scarce, these high numbered series cards are tougher to locate than the previous 310 cards, significantly escalating the value of all such subjects. With that in mind, presented here is the Boston Red Sox right handed hurler, Dick Brodowski, in a scintillating PSA 8.5 holder. Currently, PSA’s “pop” chart indicates only 1 other copy existing at this hallowed tier with a paltry 2 examples graded higher! Unquestionably, this is one of the finest 1952 Topps Brodowski specimens on the planet! A minor league pitching star, Brodowski was a 20 game winner in his 1951 season. Unfortunately, over several seasons with the Red Sox, Senators and Indians in which he was moved back and forth between the major and minor leagues, he only managed 9 career wins and eventually retired after the 1959 season. While his name will never be on the source of conversation relating top baseball’s elite pitchers, his legacy will forever live on via this magnificent 1952 Topps high numbered gem. A stoic portrait pose of the young hurler is highlighted by the robust red and blue Red Sox cap blue colors, with the image well centered between four ultra clean borders. “Pack-fresh” corners and edging provide a near perfect perimeter, and both the front and back surfaces reflect pristine quality. No one would argue that this “1 of 2” Brodowski high number gem, surpassed by only 2 copies, would make a perfect fit in any elite PSA Set Registry collection!
Click on a thumbnail above to display a larger image below
Hold down the mouse button and slide side to side to see more thumbnails(if available).
Click above for larger image.