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    1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 PSA NM 7. The chicanery inherent in its customary "skip-numbering" ploy aside, Chicago's Leaf Gum Company gave its customers the best-of-the-best in player selection for its baseball series of 1948-49. Well-known diamond personages abound in the issue - which harbors such universally revered heroes as Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial and Ted Williams, for example, along with retrospectives of Ruth and Wagner - and, fittingly, Leaf made room for an especially important entry: the Brooklyn Dodgers' young infielder, Jackie Robinson.

    Graded PSA NM 7. Not surprisingly, in terms of PSA grading, this "key" Leaf depiction is one of the most-submitted cards in its set - the company has validated almost 1,100 examples. Numbers aside, the card is firmly within the elite range aesthetically, too, the well-centered card delivers deep, saturated hues -- a glowing yellow background really sets off the delicious blue in the cap. Focus liabilities that are so familiar to devotees of the Leaf brand will find nothing but precision alignment resulting in an absolutely phenomenal portrait, particularly for this notoriously quality-challenged production.


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