Graded MINT 9 by PSA. Only one example grades higher out of 3,198 cards evaluated to date by PSA. Spectacular ultra high-grade rookie card of Hall of Famer Al Kaline from the extremely popular 1954 Topps issue. This is one of the finest examples of this classic card that we have ever seen or offered! The card displays four sharp corners, bold colors, and a virtually flawless red background. The centering is exceptional, just a hint to the right, which is particularly notable for this card as it is so often subject to extremely serious centering problems. Clean and boldly printed reverse. Kaline is one of the key cards to the 1954 Topps set and is one of four Hall of Fame rookies making their Topps debut that year (Aaron, Banks, and Lasorda are the other three). This is a stunning example of Al Kaline's rookie card, in extremely high grade, is one of the most popular and classic of all 1950s bubble-gum cards, and would be a worthy addition to any world-class Al Kaline, Hall of Fame rookie, or classic-card collection. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+.