Classic October 2008
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Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Hall of Famer. This is one of just two examples at its tier (with none graded higher) among a total of six copies recorded in PSA's census reporting. Excellent to Mint condition.
The captivating collectibles from Topps' "Retirado" series of 1967—featuring sepia-toned, blue-background photo likenesses of baseball's all-time icons—were never released in the United States. Instead, the Spanish-language items were distributed only in Venezuela; from there, clearly, extreme measures were necessary to unite the physically delicate and visually engaging items with eager North American enthusiasts. The production's impossibly sensitive, coarse cardstock has made the pursuit of quality examples especially challenging.
1967 Topps Venezuela "Retirado" #153 Mickey Cochrane - PSA EX-MT 6 "1 of 2!"
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