Lot # 101: 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson PSA 6 EX-MT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/25/2021 12:00 PM to
10/9/2021 7:00 PM

(LOT 101)
1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson PSA 6 EX-MT

NUMBER 1 ROBINSON!!! In 1953, Robinson had 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 by Robinson's old friend, Joe Louis.

Robinson also openly criticized segregated hotels and restaurants that served the Dodger 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 hobbies most popular and frustrating condition rarities. The offered card's colors are bright and clear. Tough #1 Robinson from 1953!!

MIN BID $2,500

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