VERY RARE 1962 Marca Stella Large Portrait Type 2 Brown Ink Pele PSA 3
Here is another very rare issue that many collectors are not really aware of. This is a 1962 Marca Stella Large Portrait Type 2 Brown Ink Pele in PSA 3. Only 3 copies of this card grade higher. PSA population reports must be taken with a grain or salt regardng Marca Stella. PSA did not really know the different styles and types of Marca Stella cards so there are copies out there that are graded incorrectly (some I've seen currrently for sale online). I worked with the PSA spec department and as of October 2020, at the least the 1962 Marca Stella Large Portrait specs are now correct. There 3 styles of Marca Stella. Small portrait, Large Portrait, and the full size that has the Brasil badge on the front. See my pictures, I show all 3 types side by side for comparison. For the Large portrait Pele cards, there are 3 different types. Type 1 has an accept mark above the E in Pele's name on the front and has a single line of text in blue on the back. Type 2 has no accept mark in Pele's name and has multi-line text on back. There are 2 variations of Typ3, one with blue ink lettering on the back and with brown ink on the back.
Type 3 has accept mark in Pele's name on front, white back, and multi-line text in blue on back. Also, Pele's last name on back is mis-spelled as "Nascimiento". The Type 2 Brown ink is the most common Type but by most common I man only a handful of copies are known.
The Type 1, Type 3 and Type 2 Blue ink are very rare with only 1-2 copies known. Now you know all the types/variations for the Large Portrait Pele cards, but that does not let you appreciate how hard it was to find them.
It took me between 10-15 years to acquire all the the types/variations. This one is a very nice copy with great centering and beautiful presentation. I think it's obvious, but I always get questions so I'll say it clearly. Although I show 3 Pele cards side by side in some pictures for comparison purposes only.
This listing is ONLY FOR THE 1 Large Portrait Pele card. Contact me if you have any questions. The above description should say "There are 2 variations of Type 2" not type 3.
The item "VERY RARE 1962 Marca Stella Large Portrait Type 2 Brown Ink Pele PSA 3" is in sale since Thursday, February 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Soccer Cards". The seller is "howie-sports" and is located in Middleton, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Card Manufacturer: Marca Stella
- Product: Single
- Professional Grader: Professional Sports (PSA)
- Sport: Soccer
- Grade: 3
- Original/Reprint: Original
- Year: 1962
- Player: Pele
- Team: Brazil
- Era: Vintage (Pre-1970)
- Series: Large Portrait Type 2 Brown Ink
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States