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1955 Topps Hank Aaron Blowing Up!

Did anyone see these results for the 1955 Aaron card from PWCC last night? An off-centered 8 went for over 4K. A questionably "exceptional" 5 went for more than the price of a 6 and a 4.5 broke the $500 mark. I get this is a great card, I own a NM7 because I love it so much, but the inflation on the mid-grades especially has been crazy. I don't think we are in a vintage bubble, like the modern and ultra-modern cards, but some vintage cards are exhibiting bubble-like tendencies, notably the 1955 Aaron, all Jackie Robinson cards, to name a few. I really wonder whether these prices will be sustained post-COVID.

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  • They won’t but they won’t fall all the way back either.

  • dan89dan89 Posts: 285 ✭✭✭

    Jackie Robinson sales are brisk with some high$$ numbers yes. Again, undervalued in my opinion

  • Looks like his 54 RC is bringing his 55 up with it. I left the hobby about 4-5 years ago and only kept one card...a 54 Aaron. Glad I kept it. Now that I am getting back into the hobby I wish I would have kept others ones I had as well.

  • blurryfaceblurryface Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2021 12:57PM

    good. sitting heavy on both. just waiting for the day the guys realize they'd rather have these than 10000000000 zion base 10s. good thing i can hold my breath for awhile, though.

    the best ability is availability.

  • CakesCakes Posts: 2,322 ✭✭✭

    I love the 55's, beautiful cards with vibrant colors!

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  • brad31brad31 Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13, 2021 2:45PM

    The centering on that 8 looks on par with the centering on my 7. I believe my 7 is fairly graded by the way.

  • natetrooknatetrook Posts: 582 ✭✭✭

    Also think 1954 Topps is Waaaay undervalued.
    25K for an 8??
    Should be 6 figures.

  • @natetrook said:
    Also think 1954 Topps is Waaaay undervalued.
    25K for an 8??
    Should be 6 figures.

    I agree. This week saw two Ebay auctions for PSA 7's go for $14,700 and $17,100. That should help push the 8s up.

  • @brad31 said:
    The centering on that 8 looks on par with the centering on my 7. I believe my 7 is fairly graded by the way.

    I think the centering on your NM 7 is better than the 8 referenced above!

  • blurryfaceblurryface Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭✭

    i cant wait til they find out about the '58 hires root beer (w/ or w/o the tab) and the designing history about that set.

    (i prefer w/o the tab)

    the best ability is availability.

  • ElvisPElvisP Posts: 896 ✭✭✭

    Remember also you are talking about PWCC.

  • bobsbbcardsbobsbbcards Posts: 3,227 ✭✭✭

    You made me take another look at my '55 PSA 7 as well. :)

  • brad31brad31 Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @blurryface said:
    i cant wait til they find out about the '58 hires root beer (w/ or w/o the tab) and the designing history about that set.

    (i prefer w/o the tab)

    Love that story. Have always wondered if Bowman was going to shrink the size like on Hires or it would have been the nice large size like ‘55.

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