Jackie Robinson Card Among CSG-certified Highlights in Heritage Sale

Posted on 7/6/2022

Several CSG-certified vintage baseball cards are part of the Summer Sports Catalog Auction.

A Jackie Robinson card authenticated and graded by Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) is among the highlights in a Heritage Auctions sale this month. Bidding is already underway for the Summer Sports Catalog Auction, which will be held July 21-23, 2022.

The 1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson card (lot 50378) is graded CSG 6 and has an estimate of at least $6,000. It features Robinson in his Brooklyn Dodgers uniform in front of a solid red background. The CSG Population Report contains seven examples, only one of them graded higher than this one.

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Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, in 1919. At UCLA, he was the first athlete to letter in four sports: baseball, basketball, track and football. In 1947, Robinson famously broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier, an achievement honored each year on April 15 when every player on every team wears his number — 42.

Robinson finished his 10-year career for the Brooklyn Dodgers with 137 home runs and 734 RBIs. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

The 1949 Bowman set was released in seven series during that year. The cards feature a solid background in various colors and a brief writeup with player vitals on the back. Player names were not originally included on the front of the card. These were added to cards #109 and higher. A handful of earlier cards were reprinted with the player name, but not all.

As part of the same auction, Heritage is also offering other CSG-certified baseball cards, including:

  • a 1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays graded CSG 2 (lot 50400), with an estimate of at least $3,000
  • a 1950 Bowman #22 Jackie Robinson graded CSG 4 (lot 50388), with an estimate of at least $2,000
  • a 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle graded CSG 1.5 (lot 50410), with an estimate of at least $1,000

All estimates are provided by the auction house.

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