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1946 Parade Sportive (Sports Parade) Jackie Robinson SGC EX/NM 80 - True Rookie! Highest Graded!
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,040
Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC. This is the ONLY example at this level with none higher! Outstanding, rarely offered high-grade example from the 1946 Parade Sportive issue featuring future Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson as a member of the Montreal Royals International League team. This premium, along with the team card featuring Robinson from the same set, has been largely overlooked by collectors but is of enormous significance as it is the earliest card (premium) to feature Jackie Robinson as a professional ballplayer! This Canadian set was issued over a span of several years in the mid-1940s in conjunction with the Parade Sportive radio program hosted by Montreal personality Paul Stewart. The black-and-white large-format cards measure either 5 by 9.5 inches or 7 by 10 inches and feature primarily members of the Montreal Royals team, including Robinson. The premium offered here is Jackie Robinson’s single-player card, featuring him in a batting pose on the dugout steps. It is crisp and clean with very light touches of wear to the corners. Many collectors are not familiar with this issue, or its significance, due to its exclusive distribution in the Montreal area during the short time period in which Robinson was with the team, and the fact that the issue is not a traditional "gum-card style" set (being a large-format premium-style issue). This is a recently discovered card, consigned directly by a Canadian collector who found them for sale locally. This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire Jackie Robinson’s true rookie card, which would be a worthy addition to any Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson, or Hall of Fame rookie-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $2,040
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