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PSA MINT 9
1967 Topps Rod Carew Rookie
Spring 2015 Auction
Lot Number: 906
1967 Topps # 569
AL Rookies - Rod Carew
Graded by PSA as MINT 9
Starting Bid: $2,500
This key 1967 Topps high-number series issue is the rookie card of Hall-of-Fame great Rod Carew. Carew enjoyed a phenomenal 19-year career (1967-85) with the Twins and the Angels. He was named to 18 All Star teams (every year of his career except his final season), was a seven-time American League batting champion (making a serious run at .400 in 1977, when he finished the season with a .388 average), and was the winner of the 1977 American League MVP Award. Although never a power hitter, Carew consistently made contact with the ball and had great location with his hits.
Certified as MINT 9 by PSA, this example is virtually unimprovable! The centering is precise, all four corners are pinpoint-sharp, the print quality is outstanding - no lines, marks, or blemishes, Carew's image and all the design elements are brightly colored, and the entire surface is covered with a shimmering glossy finish.
This is undoubtedly one of the finest Rod Carew rookie cards we've ever handled.