Fresh from the ball fields of Texarkana, Texas, a 21 year-old Eddie Mathews is presented at the dawn of a spectacular career on this 1952 Topps #407 high number. Graded NM 7 by PSA, the final card from the ever-popular series is one of 27 at the grading tier with only eighteen better. Despite a slight factory tilt and minimal peripheral wear, a clear registration and penetrating sky blue backdrop more than makes up the difference. The vibrant red reverse is clean. Portraying the only player to suit up for the Braves in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta, this early Mathews cornerstone has withstood the test of time. It is difficult to conceive of a better way to conclude the “granddaddy of modern baseball sets” than with this Hall of Fame rookie high number. A premier investment piece that resides at the ninetieth percentile of similar Mathews examples registered with the grading service. For more details, please visit our website.
It should be noted that the reverse PSA hologram on the holder is chipped.