1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson PSA 7 NM
HIGH-END PSA 7 JACKIE!!! In 1953, Robinson scored 109 runs, a .329 batting average and 17 steals, leading the Dodgers to another National League pennant (and another World Series loss to the Yankees; this time in six games). Robinson's continued success spawned a string of death threats. He was not dissuaded, however, from addressing racial issues publicly. That year, he served as editor for Our Sports Magazine, a periodical focusing on Negro sports issues; contributions to the magazine included an article on golf course segregation written by Robinson's old friend, Joe Louis.
Robinson also openly criticized segregated hotels and restaurants that served the Dodgers organization; a number of these establishments integrated as a result, including the five-star Chase Park Hotel in St. Louis. Topps selection of Jackie Robinson as the 1st card in the company's 1953 issue inadvertently created one of the hobby's most popular and frustrating condition rarities. The offered card's colors are bright and clear, and this attribute, coupled with the card's high level of original gloss, marvelously projects Jackie's portrait from the surface. PSA strong NM 7 card offered here. BLAZING HOT CARD!!!
MIN BID $3,500