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1952 Topps Jackie Robinson #312 SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5 - The Second Highest Awarded by SGC! 20th Century America can certainly be viewed as a study in contradiction. While some of the nations best minds resulted in the building cities from the ground floor up to the sky, amassing great wealth, it is no groundbreaking statement to say that prejudice, rooted in ignorance, existed reaching a depth as high as the tallest buildings. But enormous strides would be made in American racial equality, albeit begrudgingly so, and the racial divisions this nation had since colonial times were not so absolute. We offer this prelude in order to illustrate just how substantial and essential were the contributions of Jackie Robinson. That he forever changed the character of our National Pastime for the better is self-evident. Even in the (relative to the vast majority of the United States) racially diverse borough of Brooklyn, Jackie Robinson would be for thousands the first African-American that was considered "one of us." They cheered for him. They loved him. Some of the boys in the stands at Ebbets would march as men in Selma because their hearts and minds had been opened during warm summer afternoons in Flatbush.

Offered is the first card of Jackie Robinson to bear the Topps brand. Take from this what you wish but it is fact Bowman did not include him in their 1951 or 1952 editions. No, not his rookie card but it is the first Robinson card that presented the social icon with a majesty he deserved. This particular card also presents worthy of the Dodger great. Graded SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5, the only example at the NM/MT+ plateau with only one grading higher. This card needs no lengthy description. Centering - perfect; Colors - vivid and rich; Surfaces - blemish free; Gloss - fresh and lush; Corners - all come to precise 90-degree angels with barely any hint of wear or simply no hint at all. A stunning card and one worthy of the finest 1950's collection.

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November, 2013
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