1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson PSA NM-MT 8

Sold For: $3,259

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 520

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Of the 744 examples graded by PSA, only 12 cards have been graded higher. Stunning high-grade 1949 Bowman example of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. This is one of Robinson’s most striking and popular cards, and one of the great classics of postwar bubble-gum cards. 1949 Bowmans have always posed a problem for condition-conscious collectors. In addition to the many normal problems encountered with this issue (excessive toning, general wear from fragile paper stock, soft corners, centering issues, and print lines), collectors also have to deal with the wildly varying degrees of print quality that characterize the set. It is easy to see why 1949 Bowmans are one of the most difficult of all issues to collect in high grade. The offered example has a perfectly crisp image, with flawless registration, and vibrant colors. Perfectly clean front and back, with sharp corners, and centered just a hint to the right. The portrait of Jackie practically jumps off the flawless bold, red background. Pack-fresh, crisp, high-grade example of one of Robinson’s most classic cards, worthy of the finest collection. SMR value is $3,000. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+.
SOLD FOR $3,259

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