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1952 Topps #407 Ed Mathews PSA EX 5
Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $3,770.00
Graded EX 5 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 for anyone putting together a quality 1952 Topps set. The image on the front of the offered #407 Mathews is exceptionally well centered, which is usually not the case with this card, with nice original gloss and even wear on all four corners. The reverse of the card is perfectly clean with evidence of a very slight surface paper wrinkle (visible only on reverse and only upon close inspection when held at the right angle). Solid Ex card with fantastic eye appeal. SMR value is $2,600. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $3,770.00
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