1952 Bowman Stan Musial #196 PSA Gem Mint 10

Would like to share a recent special pickup to my collection. Not Stan the Man's Rookie Card but to me his most attractive card.

This is my first Musial card and I appreciate it as a coveted "Mini Mona Lisa" in collecting. It's currently a POP 1 PSA 10. This is the type of card I dreamed of as a kid collecting beat up vintage in the very early 80's.

I think to myself how incredible it is that a 66 year old card of an All Time Legendary HOF'er survives people handling, avoiding thumbtacks/tape/bike spokes etc. and normal wear and tear.

I hope you enjoy a couple pics I took and good luck in your collecting pursuits!!

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  • SpinFadeSplash23SpinFadeSplash23 Posts: 822 ✭✭✭

    I saw this up for auction and thought whoever won this card got a gorgeous specimen. Congrats!

    Joe

    We had this janitor named Mr. Larry. He was held back so many times, they just made him a janitor. His trick was to come in while you're at the urinal and pee over you.
  • mexpo75mexpo75 Posts: 1,458 ✭✭✭

    It is beautiful You should be proud!

    PackManInNC
  • prgsdwprgsdw Posts: 424 ✭✭✭

    That's an amazing card, congratulations!

  • Dpeck100Dpeck100 Posts: 10,158 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hell yeah!!!

  • GoDodgersFanGoDodgersFan Posts: 1,061 ✭✭✭

    Wow. She is a beauty !

  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ya know Chris - that just may be the best Bowman I've ever seen.

    That's some serious registration and color buddy!

    Congratulations.

    Mike



  • hyperchipper09hyperchipper09 Posts: 1,097 ✭✭✭

    Incredible card

  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ho-hum, the microphone slipping from uffdah's hand again

    surreal piece of cardboard

  • fleet47fleet47 Posts: 77 ✭✭

    Gem Mint card of one of the classiest baseball players ever. Congratulations!

  • miwlvrnmiwlvrn Posts: 3,227 ✭✭✭

    Just amazing, congrats!

    With such a relatively recent cert number, I wonder if the story behind this one is a crack-out/resub or if this card was sitting raw in someone's collection all this time.

  • vintagefunvintagefun Posts: 1,950 ✭✭✭

    Damn!!! A freaking' beauty!!! Congrats man.

    52-90 All Sports, Mostly Topps, Mostly HOF, and some assorted wax.
  • RedHeart54RedHeart54 Posts: 2,268 ✭✭✭

    I saw that on eBay and couldn't believe a 10 could exist. Beautiful card and by your write up it's evident it went to a good home.

  • addicted2ebayaddicted2ebay Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭
    edited May 7, 2018 5:52PM

    Time to change your profile pic buddy

    Nice card

    ebay mobile sucks
  • jsanzjsanz Posts: 241 ✭✭

    That card is sharp and stunning. It looks brand new, like it was just printed. How do cards like that survive all these years?

    Love those 70's packs and Iconic cards...sell me some ibuypsa.com
  • MphilkingMphilking Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭

    Wow! Congrats on a beautiful card!

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 19,250 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Absolutely gorgeous card! I bet it avoided all the abuse kids brought to cards back in the early 50’s from not seeing the light of day till decades after the 1950’s I bet it was in an unopened pack maybe? Any history on the card?

  • ahopkinsahopkins Posts: 861 ✭✭✭✭

    Oh my.

    Andy

  • MantleFan23MantleFan23 Posts: 574 ✭✭✭

    Unbelievable card! Congratulations!

  • stevekstevek Posts: 22,533 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 7, 2018 8:00PM

    Bid Amount $28,100.03

    I think this card is a bargain at that price.

  • cardcountrycardcountry Posts: 566 ✭✭

    Beautiful card! Fantastic pick-up!

    Jeff Foy/Dave Foy
    Card Country
    Graded stars 1950's-1980
  • ghooper33ghooper33 Posts: 171 ✭✭✭

    Gorgeous card!

    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle
  • LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,293 ✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on acquiring a fine work of art.

    Kevin

    Kevin

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 3,810 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As my avatar will attest I am a lifelong fan of Stan Musial. What a great score for you. The colors just radiate and jump out. You should be proud to own such an exquisite example of truly one of the great good guys of all time in baseball.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit
  • thunderdanthunderdan Posts: 2,941 ✭✭✭

    That is a beautiful card. Congratulations!

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  • StingrayStingray Posts: 8,827 ✭✭✭

    That is an incredible card!! A center piece for sure!!

    Kirk

    Collector of Topps Detroit Tigers cards!!

  • OzcelticsOzceltics Posts: 25 ✭✭

    Very nice!

  • paleocardspaleocards Posts: 845 ✭✭✭

    I agree, "the Man's" most beautiful card, and you have an un-improvable example. Congrats!

  • DM23HOFDM23HOF Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭✭

    Great card; congrats!

  • detroitfan2detroitfan2 Posts: 2,884 ✭✭✭

    It sometimes amazes me how even with 66 years of advances in photography and printing, it would be hard to argue that a card from 2018 could be as pleasing to the eye as that one.

  • BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,473 ✭✭✭

    Ooh baby! That would be the best collectible in my collection. Congrats on a great, rare pickup.

    Daniel
  • UFFDAHUFFDAH Posts: 607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone!! REALLY appreciate all of your positive comments which gets me even more excited and jacked up about the card!!

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,373 ✭✭✭✭

    Meh, looks like any old piece of cardboard. JK!! I'm with the others. The color and registration on that is absolutely amazing. Being a 1/1 in the 10 holder does make it special, but even in a 9 holder, that would be a card anyone should be proud to own. Congrats on the pickup!!

  • tbonewillytbonewilly Posts: 402 ✭✭✭

    Sweet card!...Dang, now that is what we call "pack fresh" :)

    Ken - Volunteered to work in Florida Keys
    Work in progress - Unopened Racks/Cello/Wax with star power for Baseball, Football and Basketball (over 5000 unique packs as of 7 July 2017)
    Collecting unopened 80's boxes and graded packs
    I may be hoarding too much 80's junk wax but I like it!
  • Topps29Topps29 Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭

    super sweet card, Stan is the man!

    Did you ask the seller for the background or history of how he came about the card before grading it?

  • secretstashsecretstash Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭

    @Topps29 said:
    super sweet card, Stan is the man!

    Did you ask the seller for the background or history of how he came about the card before grading it?

    That is an awesome idea. I hope he is able to find out any story connected.

  • EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm addicted to exonumia ... it is numismatic crack!

    ANA LM

    30+ years of active military service and still going!
  • jamesryanbelljamesryanbell Posts: 1,094 ✭✭

    Good grief, that card is AMAZING. Wow. Congrats.

    -- Ryan Bell
  • brad31brad31 Posts: 793 ✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on adding something amazing to your collection.

  • hyperchipper09hyperchipper09 Posts: 1,097 ✭✭✭

    Talk about an elephant in the room with this card....

  • A sham from day one. I am curious how with all the speculation regarding shilling and bid retractions, PWCC became a trusted confidant when advising people how much to bid, and what to bid on.

  • graygatorgraygator Posts: 312 ✭✭✭

    UFFDAH I’m so very sorry this happened. I hope you are able to get a satisfactory resolution.

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭✭

    Why is everybody so upset about this card? Was it determined to be altered or something? I swear, I'm always the last to know about anything around here.

  • 60sfan60sfan Posts: 303 ✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    Why is everybody so upset about this card? Was it determined to be altered or something? I swear, I'm always the last to know about anything around here.

    Norwegian phrases do make it a bit difficult to follow.

  • krisd3279krisd3279 Posts: 695 ✭✭✭

    Where is the WOW button on here? Both the card and the last few posts.....

    Kris

    My 1971 Topps adventure - Davis Men in Black

  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭✭

    Is it altered?

  • bishopbishop Posts: 2,902 ✭✭✭

    Go to Net 54 and you can read about it there

    Topps Baseball-1948, 1951 to 2017
    Bowman Baseball -1948-1955
    Fleer Baseball-1923, 1959-2007

    Al
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