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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/2/2021
While every great rookie card has a story to tell, there's a certain poetic justice involved that Hall of Famer Joe Namath's rookie appearance originates in the popular 1965 Topps "tall-boy" release as only an over-sized issue can comprehensively announce the arrival of "Broadway Joe's" larger-than-life persona. The game's first-ever media megastar, Namath had the audacity to reject an NFL contract for the glitz and glamor of the AFL's New York Jets, his record $427,000 contract drawing ire from the NFL's established superstars. The featured card serves as the keystone of any advanced gridiron collection, a PSA 8 NM/MT rookie card of Joe Namath. One of the few truly iconic issues that has yet to record a GEM MINT specimen, the offered card has sidestepped the usual centering issues that torment most specimens and is maybe just a degree or two toward the northwest; well within the specs for a NM/MT grade and higher. The brilliant yellow backdrop has resisted any and all stray print, serving almost as a spotlight to illuminate the stage on which "Broadway Joe" looks poised to perform. Each corner displays the most inconsequential evidence of wear that also has it thoughtfully placed on the NM/MT level, and the reverse is perfectly centered with bold black and salmon color. Whether you're looking to add to your top-ranked set or attempting to acquire a museum-quality piece to your world-class collection, this incredible masterpiece will become one of your most prized possessions!
1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath PSA 8 NM-MT
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $51,693.60
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Friday, April 2, 2021.
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