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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/3/2020
In case you never noticed, game-used jersey cards weren't always the same thickness as a baseball program. In the first several years of game-used cards, most manufacturers essentially glued two regular cards together with the jersey or bat swatch sandwiched in between. The finished product, however, often showed creases in the card stock around the edges of the game-used piece, which is why every company eventually adopted a much thicker style. For this reason, of course, many early game-used cards are relatively difficult to find in top condition. If the sandwiched bit of game-used material didn't create some condition issue, then the two pieces of cardboard bread essentially provided twice the room for corner or edge problems. This was certainly the case when Upper Deck issued a series of game-used cards for Japanese sensation Ichiro Suzuki in its 2001 Ultimate Collection. While the 2001 Ultimate Collection Ultimate Ichiro card offered here isn't among Ichiro's rarest rookie cards from his inaugural MLB season, it has proven to be one of the toughest to grade, as only eight copies have ever realized the Gem Mint 10 designation from PSA.
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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium: $305
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Sunday, May 3, 2020.
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