1948 Leaf Football #34 Sammy Baugh Rookie PSA NM-MT 8

Sold For: $8,400

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2088

Item Year: 1948

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Of the 399 examples graded by PSA to date, only three cards have ever been graded higher. Outstanding high-grade example of Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh’s 1948 Leaf rookie card (maroon jersey version). This exceptionally crisp card has deep, rich colors, four sharp corners, and flawless registration (which can often be a problem with cards from this set). The centering is also exceptional for this issue, almost perfect, centered just a hint to the left border. Perfectly crisp and clean front and back. Just as the cards in the 1948-49 Leaf baseball series are much rarer than Bowman and Topps cards from the late 1940s and early 1950s, Leaf Football cards are also rarer than almost all other postwar football issues. They are also very distinctive, with an unusual and very colorful design that has always been a favorite with collectors. A beautiful and extremely high-grade example of one of the keys to the set, and one of Sammy Baugh's most desirable cards. This card is a gem! Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+.

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