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1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie
Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $1,762.50
Graded EX-MT 6 by BVG (Beckett). Rookie card of legendary Hall of Famer Willie Mays, one of the most important of all 1950s bubble-gum cards. In addition to being one of the two key cards of the 1951 Bowman set, Mays is part of the scarce high-number series of the set (#253-324). This is a very attractive example, bright and clean, with four square corners with a hint of wear, and a hint of light wax staining on the reverse (of no consequence and common for 1951 Bowmans). The 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie has always been a card-collecting icon, especially among postwar cards. This is an attractive example of this classic in an extremely desirable grade, offering an outstanding value compared to many higher-graded examples. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,762.50
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