Jackie Robinson - 1948 Leaf

This is the only true rookie card of baseball's first African-American representative and hero to all. You cannot say enough about the importance of this man or this card. As a result of Jackie Robinson's contribution, the game of baseball is a better one today, showcasing players from all over the globe. He endured racist taunts and hate mail long before the likes of Hank Aaron and Ken Griffey, Jr. stepped onto the field. In 1947, Robinson would immediately make an impact by coming away with the NL Rookie of the Year Award at the age of 28. Two years later, in 1949, Robinson would have his finest year by hitting .342 (a league-high) with 203 hits, 124 RBI, 122 runs scored and 37 stolen bases. This card, in addition to being one of the keys to the Leaf set, is also one of the issue's more difficult cards. It usually suffers from poor print quality and color. Black print defects can severely hinder the eye-appeal in the light background, and the background itself often exhibits a faint or dull yellow color. Even though Robinson would put up impressive numbers in his brief MLB career, it was his everlasting impact on the game and society that makes this card such an important piece.

Jack Roosevelt Robinson (1919-1972) will forever be remembered for breaking the color barrier as the first black player in the modern era to play in Major League Baseball since the 1880s. Brooklyn Dodgers President and General Manager Branch Rickey told Robinson he was looking for a Negro player… “with guts enough to not fight back” when facing racial discrimination. Robinson endured unthinkable abuse from fans and occasionally players, but carried himself with dignity and poise as he helped the organization to six National League pennants and the 1955 World Series championship. In 1947, Jackie Robinson won the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year award and in 1949, took home the National League’s Most Valuable Player award. Jackie Robinson played second base, primarily, for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956) and finished his career with 1,518 hits, 137 home runs, 734 RBI and a .311 batting average. In 1997, Robinson’s number “42” was retired bay all Major League Baseball teams. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT 8 (40)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
11/20/2018 $336,000 9 80499 Heritage Auctions 2018 November 15-16 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction Ended Nov 16th Auction 07013790
11/07/2007 $7,761 8 413 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XV Auction 06208252
05/18/2008 $9,414 8 35 Memory Lane, Inc. Spring Fever Rarities Auction 05011149
09/14/2008 $6,298 8 44 Memory Lane, Inc. Hot Summer Classic Rarities Auction 02019682
09/19/2008 $7,761 8 380 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Goodwins Commons and Masterpieces XVII Auction 07157555
10/02/2009 $7,768 8 81026 Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature Sports Memorabilia Auctio... Oct 2, 2009 Auction 05011149
10/05/2012 $19,893 8 9 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLIV Auction 06174778
11/16/2012 $7,401 8 9 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLV Auction 06174778
11/02/2013 $13,130 8 830 Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction 02019682
08/24/2014 $20,142 8 65 Memory Lane, Inc. 2014 Summer Rarities Auction Auction 06208252
11/19/2016 $101,575 8 50659 Heritage Auctions 2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalo... Nov 19, 2016 Auction 06015209
02/26/2017 $84,000 8 80036 Heritage Auctions Heritage Platinum Night Sports Coll. February 25-26, 2017 Auction 06031284
08/19/2017 $48,000 8 80028 Heritage Auctions 2017 August 19 - 20 Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction Auction 06174778
11/18/2017 $38,400 8 80537 Heritage Auctions Heritage November 16-18, 2017 Auction 07033041
02/25/2018 $40,800 8 80020 Heritage Auctions 2018 February 24 - 25 Platinum Night Sports Auction 06031284
04/20/2018 $43,200 8 80390 Heritage Auctions 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction Ended Apr 20th Auction 06563709
04/13/2007 $2,218 7 223 Memory Lane, Inc. Spring 2007 Auction Auction 50077954
08/18/2012 $2,143 7 37 Memory Lane, Inc. Historical Rarities Auction 90035743
12/06/2013 $3,900 7 164 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 06017474
10/17/2015 $10,800 7 352 Robert Edward Auctions 2015 Fall Auction 24687104
11/19/2016 $21,510 7 50658 Heritage Auctions 2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalo... Nov 19, 2016 Auction 24483159
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04/10/2017 $15,210 7 352019376541 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 30164518
05/06/2017 $14,660 7 594 Memory Lane, Inc. Spring 2017 Holy Grail Rarities Auction Auction 06017474
08/19/2017 $18,000 7 80132 Heritage Auctions 2017 August 19 - 20 Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction Auction 06017474
09/11/2017 $12,445 7 352156779866 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 17732586
02/25/2018 $12,000 7 80151 Heritage Auctions 2018 February 24 - 25 Platinum Night Sports Auction 25629446
04/20/2018 $13,200 7 80389 Heritage Auctions 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction Ended Apr 20th Auction 26258970
04/20/2018 $19,200 7 81645 Heritage Auctions 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction Ended Apr 20th Auction 12228199
05/06/2018 $12,000 7 1089 Robert Edward Auctions 2018 Spring Auction 50003889
12/04/2015 $4,620 6.5 145 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2015 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 23849097
11/19/2016 $7,887 6.5 50657 Heritage Auctions 2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalo... Nov 19, 2016 Auction 23849097
03/11/2018 $9,200 6.5 142707636533 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 26928963
09/16/2007 $1,388 6 254 Memory Lane, Inc. High Grade Card Auction and a Few Surprises Auction 06557492
07/20/2008 $1,016 6 43018 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction Jul 20, 2008 Auction 06016480
11/11/2011 $1,986 6 400 SCP Auctions SCP Auctions November 19th, 2011 Auction Auction 18909919
05/12/2012 $1,517 6 914 SCP Auctions MAY 2012 PREMIER INTERNET AUCTION Auction 08175941
10/15/2014 $2,700 6 449 Robert Edward Auctions 2014 Fall Auction 11173645
05/09/2015 $3,851 6 858 Goldin Auctions Opening Day Auction Closing May 9th Auction 23909816
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