MastroNet Spring 2004
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One of only 12 examples graded MINT 9 by PSA with none higher. Catcher Thurman Munson was the leader of the great Yankees teams of the late 1970's. Despite his squatty appearance, he was a phenomenal athlete. He was an all-state high-school athlete in three sports and attended college on a football scholarship. He started his career off with a bang, winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1970. He was a seven time All-Star, won three Gold Gloves, was awarded the League's MVP trophy in 1976 and led the Yankees to back to back World Series titles. Unfortunately, his life was cut short in 1979 when he died in a plane crash. To this day, the Yankees still honor the great catcher by keeping his locker empty. The offered rookie card of Munson is very difficult to find in true Mint condition. This example is a stellar copy offering the collector a perfect image of Munson. All of its corners are pristine and the surface is flawless. Mint condition.
1970 Topps #189 Thurman Munson Rookie
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