Paleocards' Top 12 HOFers Bought "Raw" and Self-Submitted to PSA

I bought all of these cards raw and eventually submitted them to PSA for authentication and grading. These dozen are my biggest "success" stories.
Image Description Grade Pop Pop Higher Owner's Comments
1959 TOPPS 514 BOB GIBSON 1959 TOPPS 514 BOB GIBSON 8 376 61 Bought raw from my favorite shop, 7/27/2002, one of my favorite HOFer rookies.
1966 TOPPS 50 MICKEY MANTLE 1966 TOPPS 50 MICKEY MANTLE 8 507 116 Bought raw from my favorite shop, 7/9/2003, a drop-dead gorgeous Mantle...
1969 TOPPS 95 JOHNNY BENCH ALL-STAR ROOKIE 1969 TOPPS 95 JOHNNY BENCH ALL-STAR ROOKIE 9 160 8 Bought raw from my favorite shop, 12/28/2005, my third 9!
1962 TOPPS 18 MANAGERS' DREAM M.MANTLE/W.MAYS 1962 TOPPS 18 MANAGERS' DREAM M.MANTLE/W.MAYS 8 201 20 Bought raw at my favorite shop, 12/28/2004, one of my favorites because of Say Hey and the Mick, but check out the Hammer and the Green Monster behind them!
1955 TOPPS 47 HANK AARON 1955 TOPPS 47 HANK AARON 7 534 343 Bought raw from my favorite shop, 12/28/2004
1957 TOPPS 25 WHITEY FORD 1957 TOPPS 25 WHITEY FORD 8 120 28 Bought raw from my favorite shop, 12/27/2003, one of my best buys ever. Spent $85 on this card and the average hammer for a PSA 8 on eBay is $585!
1961 TOPPS 577 HANK AARON ALL STAR 1961 TOPPS 577 HANK AARON ALL STAR 9 51 4 Bought raw from my favorite shop, 8/14/2004, my first 9 and what a thrill that was!
1959 TOPPS 559 ERNIE BANKS ALL STAR 1959 TOPPS 559 ERNIE BANKS ALL STAR 8.5 6 23 Bought raw at my favorite shop, 6/19/2004. Submitted for review in March 2008 and it received the half-point bump.
1968 TOPPS GAME 2 MICKEY MANTLE 1968 TOPPS GAME 2 MICKEY MANTLE 9 38 4 Bought raw at a local show, 10/14/2006, my first Mantle in 9!
1970 TOPPS 500 HANK AARON 1970 TOPPS 500 HANK AARON 8.5 29 86 Bought raw at my favorite shop, 12/27/2001, submitted for review at the 2009 Cleveland National and it got the half-point bump.
1970 TOPPS 660 JOHNNY BENCH 1970 TOPPS 660 JOHNNY BENCH 8.5 19 116 Bought raw from a shop, 12/31/2004, thought this beauty had a real shot at a 9. Submitted for review in March of 2008 and it got the half-point bump.
1964 TOPPS 81 ALL-STAR VETS N.FOX/H.KILLEBREW 1964 TOPPS 81 ALL-STAR VETS N.FOX/H.KILLEBREW 9 30 2 Bought raw off eBay, 8/16/2003, my 5th 9!

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