Graded NM-MT+ 8.5 by PSA. Spectacular ultra high-grade example of one of collecting's most classic cards, the 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays. Of the 1,589 examples submitted to PSA for grading to date, this is the only example that has been graded at this level with only ten examples higher. This is a stunning card! The corners are strong and sharp, with just the slightest hint of wear visible under magnification. The colors are bright, bold, and crisp. Perfectly clean, both front and back, with snow-white borders, and a flawless surface. The centering is virtually perfect! This is among the finest 1952 Topps Mays cards we have ever seen, let alone handled, and we would not second guess the grade if it were a half-grade higher! This is an outstanding example in all respects of one of Willie Mays' most important cards, and one of 1950s bubble-gum-card collecting's most famous and universally recognized classics. Reserve $25,000. Estimate (open).