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1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson SGC NM/MT+ 92

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $10,073

Graded NM/MT+ 92 by SGC. Of the 217 examples graded by SGC, only three cards have been graded higher. Stunning ultra high-grade 1949 Bowman example of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson bordering on MINT condition. 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 near-flawless registration, and extremely vibrant colors. Perfectly clean front and back, with sharp corners, and almost perfect centering. The portrait of Jackie practically jumps off the flawless bold, red background. This card would certainly not look out of place in a MINT 96 holder! Pack-fresh, crisp, high-grade example of one of Robinson’s most classic cards, worthy of the finest collection. The equivalent SMR value is $4,500. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000+. SOLD FOR $10,073

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