1952 Topps #407 Ed Mathews Rookie Card

Sold For: $4,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2599

Item Year: 1952

Category: Internet Only

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Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. In addition to being his rookie card, 1952 Topps card #407 Eddie Mathews is also one of only a few key Hall of Famers in the rare high-number series, and as the last card in the set, is also a condition rarity. Just as card #1 Pafko was subject to wear due to gravitating to the top of the pile, #407 Mathews was also subject to excessive wear at the bottom of the pile. In anything even resembling high grade, this has always been a very difficult card to find for anyone putting together a quality 1952 Topps set. The offered card is crisp and clean, with bold colors, a flawless image, and even wear on the corners. Centered to the bottom, this card is frequently encountered with centering issues. The reverse of the card is perfectly clean and centered to the far right. Extremely attractive example that would be at home in any 1952 Topps set or classic-card collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++.

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