Thursday, April 14, 2016

BGS Submission Result Number FIVE - 1953 Topps : Johnny Podres Base Now BVG Graded Very Good 3.0

1953 Topps Johnny Podres

The first of 3 "cards" that I don't care what grade is attach to them no matter the grade and that is good when it comes to this 63 year old card of the Game 7 winning pitcher of the 1955 World Series.

This was my 1st vintage card purchase from a couple years ago and now that I have gotten more into the yesteryear cards I wanted to slab this beauty. I have no idea what grade this card will get as it could be anywhere from a 1 to a 3.5 in my mind but that all depends on the person who grades it. The card is fragile and old and that is the reason I want it in a case. Easier to care for and easier to file.

The first of 2 cards in the batch that I did not care what grade it received as I just wanted it in a case as this particular Podres card from 1953 is very fragile due to its age and condition.

Not sure what grade it would receive but I believed it would come back between a 1 to 3.5 and I hit it right on the mark as it earned a 3. That grade does nothing really for value or a resale price as it's not going anywhere. With it in a case now though I can store it much easier than the top loader it was in. Podres will always be remembered for being the winning game 7 pitcher of the 1955 World Series and I love that I have his rookie card in the best condition possible for my collection.

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. gorgeous card! a rookie I hope to grab one day.

    1. Thank you... amd youre the one that told me to get it. Ha ha. Back at the Gardena show. It could have been yours. Ha Ha