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1952 Coca-Cola Tips Test Issue Willie Mays - SGC 50

Lot Number 46

Quantity: Bid Starts: 09/13/2009 16:00:00 
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Description

Distributed locally in 1952, Coca-Cola's “Playing Tips” test cards were limited to three Phil Rizzuto versions and one Willie Mays. Graded 50 VG-EX 4 by SGC, this Mays example is in a class by itself for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, the colorful placard (which was inserted into cartons of the tasty beverage) is one of only five at this tier with none graded higher. Additionally, in a departure from the normal theme, the Mays test card features biographical content on the reverse, rather than the customary “playing tips.” Minor edge and corner wear account 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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