Lot # 9: 1948-1949 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie PSA NM-MT 8

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 49 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM

Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Only eight examples grade higher out of 1,274 evaluated by PSA to date. Presented is an exceptional high-grade example of this classic rookie card of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The 1948-1949 Leaf Bubble Gum card of Robinson is one of the most popular, striking, and classic of all his cards. Leafs are often encountered with many condition problems (excessive toning, general wear from fragile paper stock, soft corners, centering issues, and print lines), and collectors also have to deal with the wildly varying degrees of print quality that characterize the set. It is easy to see why 1948-1949 Leafs are one of the most difficult of all issues to collect in high grade. The offered card is a great rarity in terms of condition and quality for any 1948-1949 Leaf, let alone Jackie Robinson, one of the key Hall of Famers in the set. The offered example has a perfectly crisp image with flawless registration. Perfectly clean front and back, with four sharp corners, and very well centered (slightly to the bottom). The reverse is clean with bold black text. This is an exceptionally attractive and striking high-grade example of one of the icons of postwar Hall of Fame card collecting, and, in the eyes of many, Jackie Robinson's single most desirable baseball card. This classic card has always been a favorite with collectors and is rarely found in this high grade. Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open).

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