Lot # 72: 1955 Topps #50 Jackie Robinson PSA 9 MINT - Only One PSA Example Graded Higher!

Category: 1940-1949

Starting Bid: $25,000.00

Bids: 21 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 72)
1955 Topps #50 Jackie Robinson PSA 9 MINT - Only One PSA Example Graded Higher!

"A Life is not important except for the impact it has on other lives" - Jackie Robinson.
No truer words were ever spoken by any iconic global personality than this ultra-inspiring phrase uttered by the immortal Jackie Robinson, and we can only begin to imagine the impact this breathtaking PSA 9 MINT 1955 Topps #50 Jackie Robinson marvel will have on the most advanced PSA Registry collector. Hobby enthusiasts scramble to collect Jackie's high-grade vintage cards, and this pack-fresh keepsake depicting a miraculous PSA 9 MINT grade is one of his finest cardboard prizes. Of the 5,700+ PSA encapsulated examples, only a microscopic 0.4% (24) have managed to achieve this stratospheric plateau, with a SOLE copy graded higher! Indeed, similar to Jackie's unparalleled standing in baseball's glorious history, this remarkable offering resides near the top of the illustrious PSA Pop Chart.

What else can we say about the immortal Jackie Robinson that hasn't already been said? He claimed an MVP award, led the Dodgers to six pennants, stole bases, hit for average and power, fielded his position flawlessly and was as fiery a competitor the game has ever seen. Ironically, his sole world-championship just happened to be in 1955, the year this hallowed card was issued, when the Brooklyn Dodgers finally bested their cross-town rival Yankees in a tightly contested seven-game Series. Yet, for all of his stellar accomplishments, his place in baseball history will forever be correlated with being the first African American to play major league baseball. For this reason alone, any early cardboard artifacts of Robinson are highly sought after by serious enthusiasts, let alone this near-perfect offering that appears as if it has just been pulled from a 1955 Topps Chewing Gum wax pack.

Jackie Robinson's classic portrait and batting poses are impeccable, emanating brilliant hues and crystal-clear clarity, while literally jumping off the card via the radiant-like yellow hued background. The extremely well-centered image only exhibits an ever so slight partiality towards the upper edge, revealing no surface flaws whatsoever and technical attributes and beyond comprehension for a 68-year-old artifact. Pinpoint corners, razor sharp edging, dazzling white borders and an immaculate verso complete this museum worthy masterpiece that synonymous to Jackie's incomparable stature, proudly resides as the quintessential embodiment of cardboard perfection!

MIN BID $25,000

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