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Old 01-07-2016, 06:00 PM
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Default 1952 Topps Mays: Mystery Mark

Hi,
I've been reading boards here for a while but just now registered. First post.

In looking at 1952 Topps Willie Mays, I noticed that some have a small mark on the back just to the side of the "Lifetime" stats. Its just a small dash, but it repeatedly appears on it - although definitely not on every one - and I found numerous slabbed cards featuring the mark.

Here are some that sold on eBay with the mark:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-2...p2047675.l2557
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-2...p2047675.l2557
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Topps-W...p2047675.l2557
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-TOPPS-W...p2047675.l2557

From what I've seen, most of the cards do NOT have the mark, but it's also not a rarity.

My understanding is that the Mays card was not a DP (like the Mantle with the two types). Anyone know anything about this mystery mark? I haven't been able to find anything online about it.

Thanks.
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