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Fairly consistent complete set of the extremely difficult 1948 Leaf Baseball issue with most cards falling within the VG to EX range some fairing better or worse. The first post-war set since Goudey and Play Ball issues featured a plethora of rookie stars and Hall of Famers. 12 cards have been graded by PSA and of these five are EX or better. The highlight is the iconic Jackie Robinson rookie that presents in a very clean graded PSA EX-MT 6 with sharp corners and bright colors. That card alone has an SMR value of $8,500. Other graded standouts are Joe DiMaggio (PSA VG-EX+ 4.5), Stan Musial rookie (PSA VG-EX 4), Alvin Dark rookie (PSA NM 7), Al Newhouser rookie (PSA VG-EX+ 4.5), and Larry Doby rookie (PSA VG-EX 4).

There are some trimmed cards included, a rather common trait of '48 Leaf sets due to the smaller, non-traditional card size. Babe Ruth and Ted Williams have been identified by PSA. Others such as Satchel Paige, Bob Feller and George Kell appear trimmed to us. The consignor built much of this tough set from scratch, breaking out many in card packs as a kid in the early 1950's and then storing them in a safety deposit box for decades as an adult. Keys are:

#1 J.DiMaggio (HOF) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5, #3 Ruth (HOF) TRIMMED, #4 Musial (HOF)(R) PSA VG-EX 4, #5 Trucks (R) FR - paper loss on top border), #8 Paige (HOF)(R) - slight TRIM at right side, #11 Rizzuto (HOF)(R) PSA VG-EX 4, #20 Sauer (R) VG (OC, some staining on back), #30 Goodman (R) VG (OC), #32 Spahn (HOF)(R) PSA GD 2, #51 Dark (R) PSA NM 7, #55 Henrich VG, #70 Wagner (HOF) PSA EX 5, #75 D.DiMaggio GD-VG, #76 T.Williams (HOF) TRIMMED, #79 J.Robinson (HOF)(R) PSA EX-MT 6, #83 Doerr (HOF) PSA EX-MT 6, #91 Kiner (HOF)(R) PSA GD 2, #93 Feller (HOF) TRIMMED, #98 Newhouser (HOF)(R) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5, #102 Hermanski VG, #106 Boudreau (HOF) PSA EX-MT 6, #120 Kell (HOF)(R) TRIMMED, #121 Pesky (R) NM (OC), #127 Slaughter (HOF) VG, #133 Holmes VG-EX (OC), #136 Aberson (Short Sleeve) VG (OC), #138 Doby (HOF)(R) PSA VG-EX 4, #142 Murtaugh (R) VG, #144 Dillinger EX - ink on back, #158 Breechen (R) GD-VG, #161 Stephens (R) GD, #163 Hutchinson (R) VG, #168 Cavaretta VG-EX.

Includes #136 Aberson (standard in long sleeve, VG).

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Minimum Bid: $3,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $29,299
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