Lot # 60: 1915 Cracker Jack #133 Branch Rickey (PSA NM-MT 8) – Only 2 Examples Graded Higher!

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $1,750.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Break Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 3/14/2019 4:00 PM to
4/6/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 60)
1915 Cracker Jack #133 Branch Rickey (PSA NM-MT 8) – Only 2 Examples Graded Higher!

Locating a high-grade Branch Rickey 1915 Cracker Jack might qualify as painful a task as breaking the Major League color barrier. Far-fetched as that statement may seem, this spectacular Branch Rickey 1915 Cracker Jack graded a PSA NM-MT 8 has been joined by only twelve other examples at this hallowed tier with a paltry 2 copies graded higher! Whenever you think of Jackie Robinson, the legendary name of Branch Rickey follows with Rickey arguably residing as the shrewdest businessman in baseball history. From inventing the farm system to breaking the color barrier when he signed the immortal Jackie Robinson to a Major League contrast in 1947, Rickey was the game's most inventive catalyst.

Unfortunately for Hall of Fame collectors, there simply aren't a vast number of Branch Rickey cardboard issues available for the taking with this world-class offering one of his pinnacle Cracker Jack specimens. The brilliant aesthetics are clearly consistent if not superior with the technical assessment, starting with a sparkling portrait image of the legendary Hall of Famer. A tranquil blend of soft facial-hues and his blue/gray period style cap complete the eye pleasing image that has been encompassed by a near-flawless red setting. Fine centering exhibits a hint of favoritism towards the right edge between four bright white borders, the corner tips are razor sharp and the ultra-clean surfaces reveal no obtrusive flaws. The final exclamation points is an outstanding verso, with this extremely elusive high-grade Branch Rickey offering seldom surfacing in this exceptional high-grade condition!

MIN BID $1,750


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