1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT
DODGER ROOKIE!!! Jackie Robinson's influence on African American baseball players is widely considered one of our National Pastime's iconic occurrences, such to the point that his legendary #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 baseball.
For all these reasons, any early cardboard artifact of the great Robinson is highly sought after by serious enthusiasts, and this Robinson 1949 inaugural Bowman issue easily stands as one of his most exalted cardboard mementos. Robinson's classic portrait pose provides exceptional contrast and crystal clear clarity, with his Dodger cap emanating spectacular blue color. The seemingly flawless bold red background, encompassed by blinding white borders, and pinpoint corner tips.
The final exclamation point is a super clean verso, and we need to point out that finding this card with near-perfect centering is one of the post-war market's most daunting tasks since most of the '49 Bowman Robinson's depict somewhat skewed images. In closing, synonymous with Robinson's truly unfathomable endeavor to break the baseball "color barrier" is this breathtaking "pack-fresh" offering that has only been bested by a handful of examples!!
MIN BID $2,500