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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. The condition-sensitive "First Card" in its set. Among more than 1,600 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just five examples have been graded higher. On the basis of his record-setting 1961 campaign, Roger Maris was the only logical choice to introduce the succeeding year's card release. A showpiece specimen, worthy of the place of honor that grabs and maintains the observer's attention, this Maris card admirably defines its meritorious position. The issue's distinctive woodgrain-patterned borders are deftly expressed in this enviable copy, and the faintest manifestations of wear—clearly visible only through the aid of magnification—are restricted to the top corners' outermost tips. There are no print anomalies, no traces of circulation to impinge upon the gloss, and no uncertainties of focus—in sum, nothing to distract the connoisseur of this sometimes finicky, classic production. An exceptional period Maris piece, in high end Near Mint to Mint condition.
1962 Topps #1 Roger Maris - PSA NM-MT 8
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