Lot # 35: 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2024 Rarities Auction",
which ran from 4/11/2024 9:00 AM to
5/4/2024 7:00 PM

(LOT 35)
1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson PSA 8 NM-MT

PACK-FRESH #1 JACKIE!!! This magnificent PSA 8 NM-MT 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson has only been bested by eleven of the nearly 4,100 PSA-encapsulated specimens! Based on their typical condition sensitivity, any 1953 Topps subject depicting an 8 assessment is worthy of the highest hobby accolades, let alone the #1 subject representing one of our baseball's most iconic players. Legendary HOF second-sacker Jackie Robinson may not be the greatest statistical player ever, but his breaking the MLB color barrier in 1947 may be the most significant occurrence in baseball history. Jackie's accolades include a 1949 MVP Award, leading the Dodgers to six pennants and a 1955 world championship, stealing bases, hitting for average and power, and being as fiery a competitor the game has ever seen. Little did Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson realize that their landmark 1947 signing would forever change America's Pastime.

The classic portrait pose boasts outstanding clarity, with the Dodger cap projecting robust blue hues. The well-centered image does reveal a slight partiality towards the lower left edges, with the bold black text box only exhibiting some microscopic touching near the utmost right edge. Additional highlights include near-immaculate surfaces, pinpoint corners, and vivid print registration on both sides. Along with Robinson's rookie-era cards and '52 Topps subject, his 1953 Topps #1 issue truly stands as one of his exalted cardboard collectibles. Tantamount to Robinson's remarkable standing as MLB's inaugural African-American player is this pack-fresh masterpiece that proudly resides as one of his most celebrated cards and the perfect testament to his unparalleled legacy!

MIN BID $10,000

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