Mid-Summer Classic Auction 2013
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Satchell Paige, pitching star in the Negro Leagues and the Major Leagues, enjoyed only sporadic recognition by contemporary card companies' set planners, and this high number rookie card is the most desirable of the Hall of Famer's few "mainstream" collectibles. The astonishing state of preservation of the presented example will exceed the most exclusive standards of aesthetic presentation. Very well centered, this right out of the pack looking MINT PSA 9 #224 Satchell Paige card has rich color with an absolutely perfect picture image. Full, bright borders culminate at four razor sharp MINT corners. Both front and back surfaces are clean and blemish free. As one of only 8 examples rated MINT 9 by PSA with none higher, this card possesses equal status as a condition rarity and object of historical importance.
SMR value is $17,500 but the last MINT PSA 9 example sold at auction was in 2007 for $18,900.