Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXI
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/12/2011
Practically every post-WWII collector covets the renowned 1952 Topps cards that ably assisted the hobby on an unequivocal path of success. For the advanced enthusiasts who are inspired by the daunting task of building a high-grade 1952 Topps set, this remarkable Chet Nichols SGC Mint 96/9 offering is the card for you. The highest graded SGC specimen, only 2 other SGC examples have managed to achieve a similar grade, and we cannot imagine those two other examples possibly matching the breathtaking aesthetics radiating from this virtual unparalleled keepsake. While his rookie season would wind up being his finest year, leading the NL with a stellar 2.88 E.R.A., this 1952 Topps rendition of the Boston Braves southpaw ensures his legacy in the card collecting circuit. His sideways pose is well projected via the brilliant powder blue background with the entire image incredibly well centered between four bright white borders. Sharp corners/edging and super clean surfaces reflect “pack-fresh” qualities rarely seen from cardboard mementos closing in on their 60th birthday. Bottom line is any well centered “Mint 9” 1952 Topps subject is worthy of a secure place in the finest 1952 Topps compilations!
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