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Old 04-08-2019, 07:31 PM
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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?

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-Matt
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:45 PM
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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.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:56 PM
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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.
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OK, thanks very much to you both!
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