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Jackie Robinson baseball cards

Jackie Robinson and his best baseball cards

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For those looking to invest in vintage baseball cards instead of breaking into cases looking for new autographed cards of current players, here’s one suggestion – Jackie Robinson.

His significance both on and off the field can’t be overstated with Robinson breaking the color barrier first competing in Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

And his stats and accolades are impressive too with a career .311 batting average, Rookie of the Year in 1947, six-time All-Star, and a World Champion in 1955.

There are a few of his baseball cards any vintage collector should add to their personal collection. Here are our recommendations with links to bid or buy on eBay.

1. 1948 Leaf Rookie Card #79

Considered his only true rookie card, for vintage collectors, the 1948 Leaf card is iconic.

Easily distinguishable with the bright yellow background, square shape and bold white letters, this card is a must have if you can afford it.

The better graded cards already have great value.

1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson ROOKIE RC #79 SGC 8 NM-MT

$750,000.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-07-2021 21:09:02 EDT
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1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson ROOKIE RC #79 PSA 7 NRMT

$150,000.00  
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1948 LEAF JACKIE ROBINSON #79 RC ROOKIE SGC 5.5 BROOKLYN DODGERS HOF. Super Hot!

$97,000.00  
End Date: Monday Jul-26-2021 19:22:49 EDT
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1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson ROOKIE RC #79 PSA 5 EX (PWCC-A)

$54,500.00  
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1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson ROOKIE RC #79 PSA 2 GD (PWCC-E)

$45,000.00  
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2. 1949 Bowman #50

While the 1949 Bowman baseball card of Jackie Robinson came out one year later than the 1948 Leaf, it still holds its value well as the years go by.

This baseball card is also distinguishable with its red background and a head and shoulders shot of the Hall-of-Famer.

Well-graded cards can also fetch thousands of dollars.

1949 Bowman Baseball Jackie Robinson #50 SGC 60 EX 5 DODGERS HOF

$7,995.00  
End Date: Sunday Aug-22-2021 13:30:58 EDT
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1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson ROOKIE RC #50 PSA 6 EXMT

$5,900.00  (35 bids)
End Date: Friday Jul-30-2021 22:15:13 EDT

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1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson ROOKIE RC #50 PSA 5 EX (PWCC-E)

$7,978.00  (38 bids)
End Date: Friday Jul-30-2021 22:14:28 EDT

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1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson ROOKIE CARD - PSA 1

$3,295.00  
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1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson ROOKIE RC #50 PSA 1 PR

$3,299.00  
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1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson #50 PSA 2 Centered

$5,299.99  
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1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson Becket BVG 4

$13,500.00  
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1949 Bowman #50 JACKIE ROBINSON Brooklyn Dodgers PSA 1.5 Looks nicer ~642

$4,995.00  
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⚾ 1949 BOWMAN #50 JACKIE ROBINSON SGC = PSA 7 NM Sharp Rookie HOF! +1948 Leaf RP

$39,500.00  
End Date: Saturday Jul-31-2021 19:01:48 EDT
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1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson Rookie BVG Authentic Altered Centered No Creases...

$5,999.00  
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3. 1952 Topps #312

The 1952 Topps set is a favorite for many vintage baseball card collectors.

And it features Jackie Robison (again with a red background) with his bat on his shoulder during one of his career best seasons.

1952 Topps #312 High # Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers PSA Authentic AMAZING

$2,850.00  
End Date: Friday Jul-30-2021 20:59:01 EDT
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1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers PSA Good+ 2.5

$9,999.99  
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Original 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson #312 PSA 7 (MC)

$9,000.00  
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1952 Topps Jackie Robinson #312 PSA 1 PR Centered New PSA Label

$7,999.95  
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1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson PSA 1

$7,997.00  
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1952 Topps Jackie Robinson #312 PSA AUTH, ALTERED

$5,999.99  
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1952 Topps Jackie Robinson #312 PSA 2 GD

$8,900.00  
End Date: Monday Aug-02-2021 18:44:19 EDT
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1953 Topps JACKIE ROBINSON #1 *Centered High-End PSA 4 VG-EX* Iconic Card!

$2,699.99  
End Date: Friday Jul-30-2021 16:24:07 EDT
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1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson Dodgers PSA 2 - GOOD

$14,360.00  
End Date: Sunday Aug-22-2021 23:42:00 EDT
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1952 Topps Jackie Robinson #312 PSA 4 VGEX

$26,500.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-07-2021 15:12:38 EDT
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1952 TOPPS JACKIE ROBINSON # 312 PSA 5.5

$23,999.85  
End Date: Friday Aug-06-2021 22:42:08 EDT
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1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson SGC 1 graded slab RC Rookie Card High Number VTG

$6,499.99  
End Date: Sunday Aug-15-2021 23:43:19 EDT
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