1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays - SGC NM 84

Sold For: $1,896

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 551

Item Year: 1952

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded NM 84 by SGC. Stunning high-grade example of one of collecting's most classic cards, the 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays. The card is bright and clean, both front and back, with four square corners, perfect image quality, and centered slightly to the bottom. The reverse when held horizontal (as intended) is centered to the far right. This is a striking high-grade example of one of Willie Mays' most important cards, and one of 1950s bubble gum card collecting's most famous and universally recognized classics. The equivalent SMR value is $2,500. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,896

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