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1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie PSA EX-MT 6

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,963

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Extremely desirable 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). Crisp and clean, with flawless bright colors, excellent centering, and very minor touches of wear to the corners. The reverse is flawless with the exception of a minor gum stain (as is common with 1951 Bowman cards). This is a very sharp-looking example of Mays' rookie card, in an extremely desirable grade which offers a particularly outstanding value compared to many technically higher-graded examples, which, though more expensive, are not as crisp and attractive as this EX-MT example. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,963


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