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    1948 Jackie Robinson Original Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1--Image Utilized to Create 1949 Bowman Card! A fine companion piece to the Main Session rookie image that was selected for use in the 1948 Leaf issue, this equally recognizable shot followed close on the heels of its predecessor, capturing the National League Champion and Rookie of the Year gearing up for a new campaign in 1948, and later used by the good folks at Bowman for their 1949 issue. The beaming smile indicates that Robinson had emerged from that glorious but challenging debut campaign stronger and happier, the stamped date on verso exactly one year and one day after his first Big League appearance. We also note that the lower right verso of the image is stamped by "Brooklyn National League Baseball Club, Inc." beneath a very convincing-looking Robinson autograph applied by a rubber stamp. The reason for this attribute is unknown, though clearly this was a team-instituted photo shoot, as the PSA/DNA letter of authenticity confirms.

    We love the fact that the image is printed to the largest standard format of the era, a commanding 10x8", and after all of these years the photo presents beautifully, with a lower left corner bend only apparent at certain angles to the light, and general handling wear. Again, keep an eye on the 1948 Leaf image in the Main Session of this Platinum Night auction to guide your bidding upon this related treasure. LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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