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1948-1949 Leaf Gum #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,080
Modestly graded example of this classic rookie card of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The 1948-1949 Leaf card of Robinson is one of the most popular, striking, and classic of all Jackie Robinson cards. Leafs are often encountered with many condition problems (excessive toning, general wear from fragile paper stock, soft corners, centering issues, and print lines), and collectors also have to deal with the wildly varying degrees of print quality that characterize the set. It is easy to see why 1948-1949 Leaf is one of the most difficult of all issues to collect in high grade. The offered card is graded PR 1 by PSA due to tape in each of the four corners. It would otherwise grade Excellent, with a crisp image, bold colors, no creases, and four strong corners. There is heavy print transfer visible against the yellow background. Entirely clean and boldly printed reverse. This is an outstanding opportunity to obtain a relatively affordable example of this all-time classic Jackie Robinson card, which has understandably always been a great favorite with collectors. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,080
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