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    1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 PSA NM-MT 8. There could be no contesting the logic of a corollary between one of the most important ballplayers of all-time and the elite significance of that player's rookie card. And it is surely only a delightful coincidence that the first full-color trading card issue of the post-war era should host the debut of the man who brought long-overdue color to the Major Leagues. Discounting the short-printed representations celebrating Satchel Paige and Bob Feller, the Robinson is far and away the set's most significant component.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Over eleven-hundred submissions have been presented to the experts at PSA for encapsulation, but just eight have commanded a superior, unqualified assessment. The well-centered card displays mild toning that fails to obscure the fantastic hues--a deep, rich yellow in the background and electric blue in the cap--while entirely avoiding the focus liabilities that are so familiar to devotees of the Leaf brand. The back shows vibrant print against clean, grey cardstock. And while the game and the nation have changed enormously since the far less evolved climate of Robinson's early Dodgers service, the offered relic is almost untouched by the passage of nearly seven decades since production.


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    April, 2018
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
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