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    1948-49 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA VG 3. The ageless Hall of Fame ace, Satchel Paige was still mowing them down as a forty-two-year old rookie for the World Champion 1948 Cleveland Indians. Bowman failed to honor the Negro Leagues' greatest arm in their '48 edition, elevating the importance of our offered card, Paige's sole rookie appearance. Famous for its "short-print" status, the quantity only accounts for some of the stunted availability. Due to the popularity that Mr. Paige holds in the collecting community, owners of this classic card are often incredulous to the thought of ever letting it go. It's also important to stress the significance of the issue itself in the evolution of the hobby, the first post-war breed to feature color imagery. The bright and bold design brings to mind the powerful aesthetics found in Soviet propaganda posters or Andy Warhol screen prints. A nicely centered and above average specimen save for the print roller lines across Paige's cap. His smiling portrait is a pleasure thanks to the precise color alignment. Graded PSA VG 3.

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    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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