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    1952 Topps Jackie Robinson #312 SGC Mint 9--Population One, None Superior! After the most profound heartbreak was delivered by Bobby Thomson's bat to bring a sudden and shocking end to the Brooklyn Dodgers' 1951 season, the Bums returned with a vengeance in 1952, leaving their hated National League rivals four and a half games in their wake by the time the regular season was done. It would prove to be Jackie's last campaign as the Dodgers' starting second baseman, and his final appearance in the top ten for National League MVP balloting, but he'd lead the Senior Circuit with a .440 on-base percentage and steal twenty-four bases in thirty-one attempts.

    But if the thirty-three year old icon was starting to show his age, this glorious commemorative from Topps' iconic 1952 debut certainly hasn't done the same. In the populations of both SGC and PSA, not a single submission has ever soared higher, and this is the lone Mint 9 representation in the former. The card practically glows with its boldly-hued glossiness, with razor-sharp corners and borders as stark white as the Majors before Robinson's arrival.

    Let's remember that this is one of the rare "third series" cards of the 1952 Topps set--a next-door neighbor to Mantle's legendary #311--thus considerably more rare than the bulk of the issue. As the legend goes, most of the cards from this final series were produced too late to make it to market during the baseball season, relegated first to a dusty existence in warehouse storage before burial at sea.

    When we consider the peerless significant of the subject, the rarity of the card, and the utter supremacy of its condition, there's every reason to expect that this cardboard masterpiece will set a new hobby record when the hammer falls on the night of May 6th.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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