Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons XX
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/13/2009
The Goudey Gum Co. in Boston was the first manufacturers to issue baseball cards with gum when they produced their ultra popular 240 card set in 1933. Loaded with Hall of Famers, the 1933 set’s colorful images and reverse side detailed player storylines made an instant “splash” with avid baseball fans who actively sought after the most prestigious players in the sets. One of the more desirable players is the New York Giant’s Hall of Fame 1st baseman Bill Terry, presented here in an outstanding PSA 8 holder. Currently, PSA has encapsulated approximately 281 Terry’s with only ONE graded higher! Hall of Fame 1st baseman Bill Terry is renowned for being the last National Leaguer to bat over .400 when he hit .401 in 1930, including 254 hits. Terry went on to finish his career as a .341 lifetime hitter, batting over .300 in 11 of the 14 seasons he played in. Terry’s classic 1st baseman throwing pose is vividly registered, set against a brilliant cool baby blue and green toned backdrop. The clean borders are well centered, enclosed by razor sharp edging and four pinpoint corners. The bold green verbiage on the backside is un-improvable, and no surface blemishes are apparent. Overall, this is a brilliant looking, “pack-fresh” issue that provides the ultimate aesthetics. While Terry is one of the most underrated hitters ever to grace a baseball diamond, his achievement of batting .400 places him in the same breath with the incomparable Ted Williams since Ted was the last American Leaguer to accomplish this feat. With that in mind, vintage cardboard enthusiasts actively seek Terry’s most popular cards, and his stupendous representation on the offered example may be his best ever!
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