Jan. 23, 1959-Ted (Signs For 1959) - 1959 Fleer Ted Williams

This is the key card in a unique issue devoted entirely to Ted Williams. This was Fleer's first offering and they chose a pretty special player to launch their product. Fleer was able to sign Williams to an exclusive contract for the duration of his career, depriving Topps collectors of Williams cards from 1959-1961. This 80-card set, tells the story of one of the more interesting individuals to ever walk onto the field. From fishing to military duty, the cards cover a variety of subjects. This card was pulled from production early due to an alleged contract dispute with Buck Harris (the other man depicted on the card), resulting in a higher degree of scarcity. The card, while not overly difficult to locate in PSA NM-MT 8 or better, is often found with subpar centering and blunt corners due to the way these cards were cut and packaged. This card was also heavily counterfeited at one time, dating back to the 1970s. From his game-winning home run in the 1941 All-Star Game to slugging one over the fence in his final career at-bat, Williams had a flair for the dramatic. In 1966, after leaving baseball fans with so many memorable moments, Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9 (43)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
04/18/2010 $1,720 9 549 Memory Lane, Inc. Springtime Classic Auction Auction 06176146
04/23/2010 $1,315 9 81339 Heritage Auctions 2010 April Signature Sports Memorabilia Auction Apr 23, 2010 Auction 14117037
12/07/2012 $1,500 9 690 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 09015375
06/06/2013 $1,534 9 31 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLIX Auction 09031773
08/24/2014 $1,411 9 434 Memory Lane, Inc. 2014 Summer Rarities Auction Auction 01603375
05/16/2015 $1,195 9 81581 Heritage Auctions 2015 May 14 - 16 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auc... May 16, 2015 Auction 50053286
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02/08/2018 $1,892 9 352267904520 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 14117037
01/22/2010 $1,350 8.5 200 Mile High Card Company January 2010 Auction Auction 17099615
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12/16/2007 $1,007 8 527 Memory Lane, Inc. Serious Rarities - December 8th Auction Auction 07244899
10/01/2008 $920 8 720 Mile High Card Company August 2008 Auction Auction 11542004
08/09/2009 $840 8 290 Greg Bussineau Auctions Summer 2009 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 14431319
07/11/2011 $832 8 171 SCP Auctions SCP Auctions July 13, 2011 Monthly Auction #1 Auction 08174315
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02/25/2007 $388 5 10069 Heritage Auctions Monthly Internet Sports Auction Feb 25, 2007 Auction 90314400
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