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1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie PSA EX 5
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $2,251.50
Graded EX 5 by PSA. Rookie card of legendary Hall of Famer Willie Mays, one of the most important of all 1950s bubble-gum cards. In addition to being one of the two key cards of the 1951 Bowman set, Mays is part of the scarce high-number series of the set (#253-324). This is a very attractive example, bright and clean, with minor wear visible to the lower right corner and just the slightest hint of wear present on the other three. This card is one of the highlights from an original-owner collection, carefully saved and maintained since the year of issue. The 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie has always been a card-collecting icon, especially among postwar cards. This is a very attractive example of this classic in an extremely desirable grade, potentially offering an outstanding value compared to higher-graded examples. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,251.50
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