1956 Topps #30 Jackie Robinson White Back PSA 9 MINT - HIGHEST PSA EXAMPLE!
HIGHEST GRADED JACKIE!!! Statistically speaking, Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson may not be the greatest player to ever grace a baseball diamond, but his breaking the Major League baseball color barrier in 1947 arguably suffices as the most significant occurrence in our National Pastime's history. For this reason alone, hobby enthusiasts scramble to collect Jackie's high-end baseball cards, and one of them is offered here: his 1956 Topps White Back gem in a miraculous PSA 9 MINT holder. Of the 5,800+ White Backs listed on the PSA pop report, a fractional 0.3% have managed to achieve the hallowed 9 assessment, with not a single example graded higher. Indeed, similar to Jackie's unparalleled historical standing within the baseball community, this pack-fresh marvel joins a mere 17 other examples as the finest of its kind! What else can we say about the immortal Jackie Robinson that hasn't already been said? He claimed Rookie of the Year and MVP awards, led the Brooklyn Dodgers to six pennants and their only New York based world championship, stole bases, hit for average and power, fielded his position flawlessly and, like the immortal Tyrus Raymond Cobb, was as fiery a competitor the game has ever seen.
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, when he and Branch Rickey joined forces as a dynamic duo in 1947 to achieve the seemingly impossible. For all these reasons, any early cardboard artifacts of Robinson are highly coveted by serious enthusiasts, let alone this near-perfect offering that appears as if it has just been placed in a 1956 wax pack directly from the factory printing press. Jackie's classic portrait and sliding poses, also utilized on his previous year's 1955 Topps subject, are virtually impeccable, emanating brilliant hues and crystal-clear clarity. The '56 Jackie image reflects no glaring surface flaws whatsoever, exhibiting technical attributes and eye appeal beyond comprehension for a 67-year-old artifact. Razor-sharp corner tips, blinding white borders and a super clean verso complete this museum-worthy masterpiece, with six other PSA 9s fetching between $60-$70K over the past few years, as well as one particular 9 nailing down a whopping $75K!
MIN BID $15,000