One of the most desired of the early post war issues fresh off fighting Nazis and fascism with a steady partnership with the Reds. And NOT the one from Cincinnati. America needed a break and it came in the form of this impressive set from Leaf. The cards were bright and colorful and had some of the truly key 20th century rookie cards of the 20th century including the appearance of the all-important pair of Negro Leaguers, the wily veteran (the all important Satchel Paige PSA 3.5), and the brash rookie (Jackie Robinson PSA 4). This complete set (98/98) is replete with all the tough, tough shirt prints and everyone else. Includes the following graded by PSA: Paige RC (PSA 3.5), Robinson RC (PSA 4), Ruth (PSA 3), J. DiMaggio (PSA 6), Williams (PSA 3), Newhouser (PSA 3), Doby (PSA 2.5), Feller (PSA 2), Cavaretta (PSA 5), Wagner (PSA 5.5), Michaels (PSA 5), Sauer (PSA 5), Wyrostek (PSA 4), Goodman (PSA 6), Spahn (PSA 3), Zarilla (PSA 3), Stevens (PSA 5), D. DiMaggio (PSA 2.5), Leonard (PSA 6), Pesky (PSA 5), Kell (PSA 2), Gordon (PSA 5), Hudson (PSA 6), Trucks (PSA 4.5), Hermanski - correct spelling (PSA 4).
There are three extra variations: Peterson (red cap), Hermanski (incorrect spelling) and Aberson (short sleeves) for a total of 101 cards. This gem even comes with the original scrapbook issued by Leaf in 1949 to hold these cards.