Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXIX
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/16/2012
Forget the player because ANY 1952 Topps subject residing in a PSA MINT 9 holder such as this remarkable Floyd baker offering deserves the highest hobby accolades! The 1952 Topps set is the irrefutable “King” of the post-WWII cardboard issues with premier set builders painstakingly seeking each subject’s highest graded examples. With that in mind, this extraordinary specimen has only been matched by a meager seven copies with NONE graded higher! The fine fielding 3rd baseman Floyd Baker enjoyed his best season in 1950 when he batted a robust .317 for the Chicago White Sox, yet not even that stellar achievement could possibly compare to the “jaw dropping” aesthetics radiating from this breathtaking gem. A robust cranberry red background steals the show, projecting Floyd’s pristine-like image to a nearly 3-D like quality. No 1952 Topps card could possibly depict finer centering, the blazing sharp corner tips could easily draw blood, and both surfaces are virtually immaculate. After scrutinizing this truly amazing masterpiece, you have to wonder how any baseball card possibly achieve the pinnacle Gem Mint 10 assessment if this offering has fallen somewhat short? Regardless, at its current assigned grade, it still resides with a handful of other copies as the finest of its kind and worthy of an esteemed place in any world-class 1952 Topps gathering!
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