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1935 J. A. Pattreiouex "Sporting Celebrities" #32 Joe Louis Rookie PSA NM-MT 8 - Highest Graded!
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $1,560
Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. One of only three examples graded at this level with none higher! Spectacular ultra high-grade example of #32 Joe Louis, the key card to the "Sporting Celebrities" series produced by J. A. Pattreiouex. This is also considered Louis' rookie card. This set features numerous stars of sport in real-photo images along with a short biography on the reverse of each card. The company produced two virtually identical sets in the same year: "Sporting Celebrities" and "Sporting Events & Stars." This "Sporting Celebrities" issue is by far the rarer of the two. To date, PSA has graded only sixty-three examples (of all subjects) from the "Sporting Celebrities" set compared to 1,348 examples from the "Sporting Events & Stars" set. For Louis specifically, the figures are twenty-three to 296, respectively. The offered example features a flawless image, near-perfect centering, and four sharp corners. Clean reverse. Classic vintage cards of the sporting world's greatest boxing legends can still be purchased at a reasonable price and represent a tremendous collecting value! This is an outstanding and very scarce high-grade example of Joe Louis' rookie card, a cornerstone addition to any advanced boxing-card collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,560
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