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Jackie Robinson Single-Signed Baseball
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $7,050.00
Spalding “Official Baseball” signed by Jackie Robinson on a side panel. Robinson’s blue ballpoint signature has been boldly scripted and grades “8/9.” This is a very strong example. The ball has just a little very very light soiling and a tiny scratch just below the signature (unobtrusive and mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy). All of the manufacturer’s stampings remain perfectly clean and legible. Jackie Robinson’s ability on the field notwithstanding, he is also one of the most important figures of the twentieth century due to his breaking of baseball’s color barrier in 1947. That courageous feat not only paved the way for full integration over the next few years but also signaled a turning point with regard to racial equality in American society. Jackie Robinson single-signed balls rank among the most desirable of all postwar Hall of Famer signed balls, especially those featuring high-grade signatures. Jackie Robinson single-signed ball, like those of Babe Ruth, are among the few with a significance that transcends the world of sport. Though Robinson died in 1971 and Ruth in 1948, Robinson received far fewer requests for his signature alone on a ball, and baseballs single-signed by him are actually considerably rarer by a large margin than those of Ruth. This is an outstanding example in Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+ SOLD FOR $7,050.00
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