NonSports Forum
Welcome to These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you write anything concerning a person or company your full name needs to be in your post or obtainable from it. . Contact the moderator at should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
T206s on Ebay
Pre-WWII Cards
Post WWII Cards
Vintage Memorabilia
Babe Ruth Cards
Ty Cobb Cards
Lou Gehrig Cards
Mickey Mantle Cards
Goudey Cards
Bowman Cards
T205s on Ebay
Tobacco "T" Cards
Caramel "E" Cards
Vintage Baseball Postcards
Football Cards on Ebay
Exhibit Cards
Strip Cards
Baking Cards
Sporting News
Playball Cards on Ebay

Go Back Forums > Net54baseball Postwar Sportscard Forums > Postwar Baseball Cards Forum (Pre-1980)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2019, 07:31 PM
jmill4000 jmill4000 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 8
Default Jackie Robinson Bond Bread mystery

Hi everyone,

I have a question about the Jackie Robinson Bond Bread "portrait / facsimile autograph" card that I was hoping someone could weigh in on. One of these cards was sold on REA a few years ago, and the description of the item had the following text:

"In the 1970s, a legendary find of approximately seventy-five high-grade examples of this card 'walked in' at a New York convention. Several years ago, the mystery gentleman from the 1970s contacted REA with a few cards he'd kept from the find."

I am confused by this because if you look at the population report for this card, the number of high-grade examples is much lower than 75. So I'm not quite grasping the disconnect between the pop report (which gives a low number of high-grade examples) and the story that 75 high-grade examples are out there somewhere. Any thoughts/explanations?


Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2019, 07:45 PM
CW's Avatar
CW CW is offline
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,384

It's hard to say for sure, but it could be a combination of the following:

1. The number of cards brought into the show in the 70s was a bit less than 75.

2. While all of those cards looked high grade, some of them had minor flaws which would knock down the technical grade (eg. a minor surface wrinkle), assuming they were graded by a third party grader.

3. Only a small amount of those high grade cards from the 70s card show were ever sent into PSA, SGC, or BVG.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2019, 07:56 PM
swarmee's Avatar
swarmee swarmee is offline
J0hn Raff3rty
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Niceville FL
Posts: 4,220

Grading companies didn't exists in the 70s. Therefore high grade meant "in uncirculated condition." So they're either waiting to be found again or they're in private collections that don't care as much about grading.
PWCC: The Fish Stinks From the Head
PSA: Regularly Get Cheated
BGS: Can't detect trimming on modern
SGC: Closed auto authentication business
JSA: Approved same T206 Autos before SGC
Oh, what a difference a year makes.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2019, 08:21 PM
jmill4000 jmill4000 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 8
Default Bond Bread

OK, thanks very much to you both!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson - SGC 84 Value? spider93 Postwar Baseball Cards Forum (Pre-1980) 4 07-05-2013 09:56 PM
Jackie Robinson Bond Bread set of 13 nsaddict Postwar Baseball Cards Forum (Pre-1980) 1 09-09-2011 04:45 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 AM.

ebay GSB