1953 Topps Willie Mays SHORT PRINT #244 SGC 8 NM-MT (PWCC-E)
A key card from the '53 Topps set and arguably Willie's third most important, sitting just behind his '51 Bowman and '52 Topps cards. Anyone who study's the issue understands that this high-number is hypersensitive and seldom seen in NM-MT condition. Only one or two of these elite copies surface on the public market per year and when one does finally show itself it's aggressively pursued by intelligent investors. High-grade, rare Willie Mays cards are still vastly under valued in comparison to Mantle's rarities. The offered SGC 8 is truly exceptional in every way, boasting many NM-MT+ to MINT qualities. We love the centering on this masterpiece as it's virtually 50-50 from every direction. The surfaces possess an overall cleanliness equal to that of a brand new card with zero toning present, vivid color and flawless clarity. Free of all excess print with a thick layer of gloss present as well. All four corners, including the highly fragile lower right, are extremely sharp and well represent the lofty assessment. Some extremely modest, highly typical chipping along the edges is all that prevents an even higher grade. This card redefines what's possible for the issue and sets the tone for what an exceptional '53 Topps Mays can truly offer. We love this card and are delighted to be offering it to the eBay community. Far superior to what the grade suggests and an outright steal for the grade. One of over 18,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 4th Auction of 2020. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.
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