Willie Mays Topps Rookie Card
While not his true rookie card that honor goes to his 1951 bowman this card carries the weight of the landmark 1952 topps set which features the most famous rookie card of the modern era mickey mantle.
Willie mays topps rookie card. Beautiful 2001 refractor card of willie mays iconic 1952 topps design. It is still valuable because it is an early mays. 1969 topps baseball reprint 10 card lot featuring mays mantle hank aaron roberto clemente reggie jackson rookie pete rose willie mccovey johnny bench nolan ryan rollie fingers rookie 4000 40. Some say this 1952 topps willie mays rookie card isnt very attractive.
1952 topps willie mays rookie card. Measuring 2 by 3 the card features a tinted photograph and a very bland design. Overlooked by many amidst the popularity of 1952 topps baseball the 1952 berk ross willie mays should be considered something of a bargain for those looking for early cards of the outfielder. This is no doubt a factor when it comes to the relatively low price when compared to the more much more expensive topps and bowman cards released the same year.
Find great deals on ebay for willie mays rookie card and mickey mantle rookie card. Mint 9 beckett grade with an authentic on card autograph in clean blue sharpie with a pristine 10 grade. The 1954 topps has the same portrait for willie mays as the 1955 and 1956 topps with a different action shot on the side for each card. 2012 topps baseball factory set w willie mays chrome card 5 rookie variations.
Roberto clementes importance to the sport of baseball cannot be understated. Estimated psa 9 value. Its a sad fact of the game and our culture that segregation stifled the early careers of such greats as mays and hank aaron. Willie the say hey kid mays is one of the greatest players to transition from the negro leagues to major league baseball.
In the 1954 topps the portrait has mays swinging a bat on the side. Fittingly his 1955 topps rookie card has become a hobby icon making it one of the most valuable baseball cards there are.