This listing is for an early Italian card of Legendary Cyclist Eddy Merckx from the Multi-Sport Series titled “Campioni Dello Sport. This rare and early card was graded by PSA (Professional Sports Authenticators) PSA 9 Mint state, the only example to grade this high with none higher 1/1.
Édouard Louis Joseph, Baron Merckx was born on June 17, 1945, better known as Eddy Merckx, is a Belgian former professional road and track bicycle racer who is widely seen as the most successful rider in the history of competitive cycling. His victories include an unequalled eleven Grand Tours (five Tours of France, five Tours of Italy, and a Tour of Spain), all of the five Monuments, three World Championships, the hour record, every major one-day race other than Paris–Tours, and extensive victories on the track.
He acquired the nickname “The Cannibal“, suggested by the daughter of a teammate upon being told by her father of how Merckx would not let anyone else win. Merckx achieved 525 victories over his eighteen-year career. He is one of only three riders to have won all five ‘Monuments’ (Milan–San Remo, Tour of Flanders, Paris- Roubaix, Liege-Bastonge-Liege, and the Giro Di Lombardia) and the only one to have won them all twice or more.
In the world of Professional Cycling there was and is no one better than Merckx.