A HOBBY WHITE WHALE HARPOONED...1946 Propagandas Montiel Stan Musial - SCAN IN SLAB
I hope I didn’t oversell this one but I think I am correct. It seems to hit all the points you’d look for in such an item. The set itself is vintage (pre 1950) and catalogued and contains many of the biggest names in baseball history that were both retired (Ruth, Gehrig, Mathewson, Cobb) and active (DiMaggio, Williams, Feller, Dickey). The population on these is generally low and as they were issued with candy (?) and to then be entered into an album the condition of these is usually and expectedly low grade; many from the set have highest graded items where the grade is 1, 2 or 3. So condition isn’t a huge factor as much as just having one - especially when it comes to stars. The other harbingers of something that qualifies as a white whale besides elusive and scarce is a desirable player and I suppose if possible a rookie designation. Check and check. But to really have you jump into this thread it can’t be just any old desirable player. It has to be a no doubt top 10 All Time and first ballot Hall of Fame type of player, right? Otherwise this would be a terrible waster of your time and I’d be a bit of a troll.
I’m not that type of guy. So here it is and when PSA encases this one, it will be just their 22nd. I’m really not sure how this one will go - at all - but the highest ever graded by PSA is a 3. And again, I’m ecstatic just to have one and PSA is the best in the business so whatever grade they assign works for me. So, it will be heading to Newport Beach soon enough.
1946-47 Propagandas Montiel Stan Musial
Thanks for checking out my whale.
Happy hunting to all.
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