Lot # 8: 1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie SGC 7 NM

Category: 1940-1949

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 14 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Sizzling Summer Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/24/2019 11:00 AM to
8/10/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 8)
1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie SGC 7 NM

JACKIE ROOKIE!!! Hobby enthusiasts scramble to collect Jackie's high end baseball cards, and one of them is offered here, his 1948 Leaf rookie card in an outstanding SGC 7 NM holder. Little did Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson realize that their landmark 1947 signing would forever change America's National Pastime with this dynamic duo etched in the minds and hearts of millions of avid baseball enthusiasts. Jackie Robinson's influence on African American baseball players is widely considered one of the game's iconic occurrences, such to the point that his iconic number 42 has been officially retired for ALL Major League baseball teams! America's foremost sports personalities including Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Joe Jackson, Jim Thorpe, Knute Rockne, Lou Gehrig, Secretariat and Muhammad Ali (just to mention a few) have all been rewarded for their world-class achievements with memorable motion picture movies, so it was no surprise when Hollywood released "42" to commemorate Robinson's indelible mark on our National Pastime. For all these reasons, any early cardboard artifact of the great Robinson is highly sought after by serious enthusiasts, and this Leaf rookie card marvel easily stands as his most treasured cardboard artifact. Robinson's classic portrait pose provides exceptional resolution and contrast, with his Dodger cap emanating a spectacular blue hue. Strong corners on this vintage find of the legend, Jackie Robinson. No Robinson cardboard subject stands as a finer testament to his unparalleled legacy than a high-grade rookie example. Bid to own!!!

MIN BID $5,000

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