Topps probably never realized they were creating a collectors’ and investors’ nightmare by placing Braves’ third sacker Eddie Mathew’s rookie offering as the final card in their inaugural baseball set. Of course, Topps probably never imagined that Mathews would go on to become a member of baseball’s elite 500 home run club either!
This solid EX 5 Mathews provides a solid investment and collecting opportunity to obtain an important and substantial card at a value price that will most certainly accrue in value at what we estimate to be a higher rate than higher grade cards. As elite collectors and investors pluck the highest grade cards from the market at premium prices, competition for cards graded at PSA 4, PSA 5, and PSA 6, should escalate in value as the remainder of the market jockeys for cards beneath the highest price points.
This Mathews offering provides scintillating eye appeal. Its borders are more creamy than white, but its colors are still explosive. The card remains true to the grading standard for an EX 5 and could easily be considered a “diamond in the rough” as the hobby continues to evolve and change.