1966 Philadelphia Dick Butkus ROOKIE RC #31 SGC 9 MINT (PWCC)
Lot #:
7197
Final Bid:
SOLD
Jan 23, 2020
# Bids:
45

Critically Important Investment Piece

A world class example of one of the most important rookie cards issued during the 1960s. Butkus' legacy is unparalleled in many ways, having defined the middle linebacker position, and is still known as the 'gold standard' by which all others are measured. During his 9 year career, Butkus was a 8x Pro Bowler, 2x Defensive Player of the year and was inducted into the pro football HOF. Beyond his well accomplished career, Butkus built his brand further by becoming a sports commentator, an American actor and is now active in philanthropy through the Butkus Foundation, which manages various charitable causes. All told, Butkus is an American icon who has left his mark and brand on more then just football; a statement that cannot be said about most. What we have here is an irreplaceable and comparatively scarce rookie card which lies within an elite SGC 9 MINT holder. Showcasing pack fresh eye appeal with near perfect centering and four stark white borders which surround an awesome close up illustration of a young, highly talented Butkus. The periphery is flawless, the card stock is strong and the surfaces are glossy. Free of any indentations or other imperfections with extremely bright color and fabulous registration. In addition, three of the corners are completely untouched. With the combination of Butkus's incredible brand and the fact that he's one of the greatest players of all-time, we feel this card is still very much under valued. A tremendous offering which is virtually impossible to improve upon. Comes highly recommended by PWCC. One of over 10,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 1st Auction of 2020. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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