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    1948-49 Leaf Satchel Paige Rookie #8 SGC VG 3. This is one of the most sought after baseball Hall of Famer rookie cards of the post-war era, and one of the hardest to acquire. This famously scarce relic was originally purchased for just a penny which would prove to be an investment on par with buying IBM or Apple stock when first offered. At the time, Satchel Paige had twenty years of baseball experience under his belt, a victim of racial prejudice that kept his immense talents locked outside the Major League gates. At the tender age of forty-two Leroy Paige became the elder statesmen of all rookies in baseball history. Both Leaf and Bowman saw fit to include Paige in their promotions, but it would be another four years before he would be found on a Topps card. All three are now highly coveted. Our offered card is certainly the toughest debut card of the era. A solid example rated for wear at corners and a slight surface scratch in the bottom/center border.

    Graded SGC VG 3. From a total population of sixty-three, this is one of seven rated VG by SGC. While other Leaf short-prints have lower total populations, none other comes close in desirability.


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    March, 2021
    18th Thursday
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