1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana Rookie SGC GEM MINT 98

Sold For: $5,700

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1904

Item Year: 1981

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Graded GEM MINT 98 by SGC. Only six of the 1,723 Montanas submitted to SGC from the 1981 Topps Football set have been assigned the grade of GEM MINT. This is an ultra high-grade rookie card of Hall of Famer Joe Montana. This card is a pack-fresh gem with perfect centering, four razor-sharp corners, crisp white borders, and a flawless image. Joe Montana's rookie card is part of PSA's Top 250 Sportscards in the Hobby set, based on the book Collecting Sports Legends: The Ultimate Hobby Guide, by Joe Orlando, which selects the most significant cards from all the different sports. Examples of premier rookie cards, such as this, in extreme high grades have realized exceptionally strong prices recently. This is a spectacular rookie card example of one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the game, and one of card collecting's universally recognized modern classics, in Gem Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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