1948-1949 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie SGC EX 60

Sold For: $5,400

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 857

Item Year: 1948

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded EX 60 by SGC. Presented is a very attractive midgrade example of this classic rookie card of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The 1948-1949 Leaf Bubble Gum card of Robinson is one of the most popular, striking, and classic of all Jackie Robinson cards. The offered example displays a perfectly crisp image with flawless registration, four sharp corners with light touches of wear, and near-perfect centering. The reverse is boldly printed. This is an exceptionally attractive example of one of the icons of postwar Hall of Fame card collecting, and in the eyes of many, Jackie Robinson's single most desirable baseball card. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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