2020 Holiday Auction Closing December 12-13

Lot #6: 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8


Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Hall of Famer, in a cherished Rookie Card appearance. Among a total population of nearly 1,400 copies recorded in PSA's census reporting, just eight examples (just over one-half of one percent) have attained a higher, unqualified tier. This is a spectacular representation of Jackie Robinson's universally admired, large-portrait card. The singular athlete who changed the color of baseball, performed under a media microscope, and will be forever remembered for his poise and grace, is paid fitting tribute by this superb and scarce collectible. The card was produced during Robinson's second year with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and occupies a position of honor in all comprehensive collections. This specimen is splendid in every way. Its colors seem ablaze, its corners are robustly shaped, and its overall aesthetic is superior and praiseworthy. Attractively balanced, bright borders surround a bold image that projects essentially flawless registration. The issue's tendency to accept light surface toning is expressed marvelously in this card. Robinson's gentle gaze and humble demeanor, displayed beautifully on the offered piece, carried baseball to a new level of equality. Stellar Near Mint to Mint condition.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$391,200
Minimum Bid:$30,000
Number of Bids:25