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The anticipation was palpable for collectors eagerly awaiting the arrival of this iconic quarterback's rookie card. Joe Montana's journey to cardboard fame was a slow burn, with only one start in 1979 and a full season under his belt in 1980. But it wasn't until 1981 that Topps decided to immortalize him on a trading card. And boy, did they hit a home run with this one.

Montana's 1981 rookie card quickly became one of the most coveted cards of the 1980s. Its scarcity and timeless appeal have created an insatiable demand among passionate fans who can't seem to get enough of it. And who can blame them? This card represents the beginning of an era, the emergence of a quarterback who would go on to become one of the greatest of all time.

When it comes to the condition of this prized collectible, it has been given a BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 grade, with individual subgrades reflecting its overall quality. The centering receives a solid 8.5, indicating a well-balanced design that draws the eye to the focal point. The corners, crucial in preserving the integrity of the card, boast a near-perfect 9 rating, ensuring its long-lasting durability. The edges also receive a respectable 8.5, indicating minimal wear and tear. Finally, the surface of the card earns an 8.5 as well, indicating a smooth and unblemished appearance.

1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana Rookie – BGS NM-MT+ 8.5
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $349
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