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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/4/2020
Graded MINT 9 by PSA. The featured card is 1 of just 10 examples which is stunning considering that over 1100 copies of this card have been graded by PSA. Four utterly flawless corners surround a perfectly focused image of the all time winningest left handed pitcher in MLB history. The surface is captivating with a smoothness and cleanliness not usually encountered with the issue. The reverse is pleasingly printed with a deep black inked bio set upon a sullen grey stock. In 1942 when Spahn first joined the Boston Braves — pitching in just four games before he was drafted and served in World War II — then manager Casey Stengel wanted the 21-year-old lefty to hit Pee Wee Reese. Spahn refused and Stengel sent him to Harford of the Eastern League. Said Stengel: “I wrote him off because I didn’t think he had it.” Pitcher and manager reunited in 1965 after the Mets had purchased Spahn from the then-Milwaukee Braves, and by that point, Spahn had already cemented his place in Cooperstown and Stengel would admit banishing the pitcher to the minors was “the biggest blunder I ever made.” A fantastic example of this Hall Of Famers rookie card offered in outstanding MINT condition.
1948 Bowman #18 Warren Spahn PSA 9 MINT
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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $17,100.00
Number Bids: 24
Auction closed on Friday, September 4, 2020.
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