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    A spectacular representation from the post-war era's most important issue!

    1952 Topps Jackie Robinson #312 PSA NM-MT 8. On Jackie Robinson's tombstone in Brooklyn's Cypress Hills Cemetery, just five miles from where Ebbets Field once stood, these words are engraved: "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." By that metric, no athlete in American sporting history is more important than the man who took the dangerous first step across baseball's shameful color line. Though Ruth and Cobb may stand taller in the sport's pantheon, from a purely sociological standpoint Robinson has no challenger in regards to the cause of racial equality.

    Of course, supreme baseball abilities would be required for the first black ballplayer in the Majors to be accepted as legitimate, and Robinson served that up each of his ten seasons in Brooklyn, winning the 1947 Rookie of the Year, the 1949 National League MVP, six pennants and a World Championship. He'd lead the Senior Circuit in on-base percentage the year this historic debut Topps issue was cracked from a wax pack, a key data point in Brooklyn's dominance of the National League.

    The offered cardboard artifact provides its own impressive stats, placed solidly within the top five percent of all examples submitted to the hobby's leading card grading service. Only eleven unqualified representations have soared higher.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 40
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