An American Classic! In spite of nearly insurmountable racial obstacles, the heroic Jackie Robinson transferred his Hall of Fame game from the Negro to the Big Leagues and ultimately into permanent immortality at Cooperstown. #42 is one of those select sporting figures who transcends championships, titles or personal accolades. In short, Mr. Robinson is one of the “faces” of 1950s Americana, the Civil Rights movement and of courage under fire. Graded NM 7 by PSA. The offered 1948 Leaf Baseball #79 Jackie Robinson rookie card is a fitting tribute to Brooklyn’s finest.
This card has it all! Accurate centering, barely touched corners, clean edges and crystal clear registration absent of print lines convinces us to consider whether this high-end cornerstone is in fact under graded. The Hall of Famer’s smiling portrait emerges from a radiant yellow backdrop with awe-inspiring colors and perfect contrast. The gray reverse confirming Robinson's status is wax stain-free. For the PSA Registry specialist, this post-war foundational piece ranks in the upper 7.6% of all similar copies evaluated by the grading service.