Lot # 55: 1947 Bond Bread #37 Jackie Robinson (HOF RC) - SGC PR 1

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2022 - 10th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 11/6/2022 12:00 PM to
11/26/2022 9:00 PM

The victim of some confusion among collectors and price guide archivists over the years, this Bond Bread set ("Homogenized Bond" in some references, both being correct) featuring black and white cards with rounded corners, was issued in 1947 and featured 44 baseball players and 4 boxers.  Sometimes confused with the 13 card Bond Bread set of Jackie Robinson cards of the same era, the set in question here was printed on thin cardboard and seemingly distributed via several different channels. Indeed the American Card Catalog has given it two designations: D305 and W571. Considering it is one of the first postwar sets and given that it features Jackie Robinson in his rookie season with Brooklyn, the set has a fair bit of historical gravitas despite somewhat nebulous origins and distribution.

This SGC 10 is typical of the issue, displaying print lines and slightly imprecise cutting, a fault often seen on cards with factory rounded corners.  The image is fairly strong for the issue and the biggest problem is with the reverse, where scrapbook residue is evident on all four corners; it appears a spot of glue has leaked through to the front as well.  As one of the first Jackie Robinson cards to be issued certainly qualifying as a "rookie" card of the sports hero, it's a landmark card for sure.

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