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1952 Coca-Cola Tips Test Issue Willie Mays SGC 60--Highest Graded

Lot Number 79

Quantity: Bid Starts: 11/27/2009 12:00:00 
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Distributed locally in 1952, Coca-Cola's “Playing Tips” test cards were limited to three Phil Rizzuto versions and one Willie Mays. Graded 60 EX 5 by SGC, this Mays example is in a class by itself for a couple of reasons. First, the colorful placard is the highest reported of any such graded example. Additionally, the Mays test card features biographical content on the reverse, rather than the customary “playing tips.” Minor edge and corner wear accounts for the technical assessment. Listing the Giants home schedule (which included no fewer than seven scheduled twinbills) the front succeeds in catching the eye with a colorful image of a smiling Mays with a billboard-like proclamation of “Coke is a Natural!” ... and so is this collectible.  
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