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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 copies. Placing firmly within the elite range aesthetically, too, the well-centered card delivers deep, saturated hues including a undeniably Dodgers blue in the cap - while entirely avoiding the focus liabilities that are so familiar to devotees of the Leaf brand. Finally, the piece boasts absolutely phenomenal image quality, particularly within the context of its cherished but notoriously quality-challenged production.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $14,000 - up.

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    February
    2nd Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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