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Significant 1946-1969 Jackie Robinson Original Photo Collection (12) Plus Signed First-Day Cover
Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $1,527.50
This collection of Jackie Robinson related items is comprised of twelve news photos, including a few very historically significant examples dating from 1946 and 1947, a signed 1969 first-day cover, an interesting document written by Ed Stevens (the Dodgers player who lost his starting job to Jackie Robinson in 1947), and additional items. This is tremendous group of very carefully assembled high-quality Jackie Robinson images and other items which would be an ideal foundation for a museum-quality display. 1) 1945 Associated Press wire photo picturing Robinson as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. The wire caption, dated 1945, is embedded within the photo. Both a 1945 and 1987 date stamp appear on the reverse. 7 x 10.5 inches. Ex. 2) Historic 1946 news photo capturing Robinson signing his first professional contract with Montreal. A Canadian press stamping (faded) appears on the reverse, as does a date stamp of 1982, indicating when the photo was last used. 10 x 8 inches. With editorial marks and minor creasing. Vg. 3) 1947 Acme Newspictures photo picturing Robinson at the plate after being hit by a pitch. Includes the original wire caption, dated 6/3/47. 9 x 6.5 inches. Vg-Ex. 4) 1947 International News Photo of Robinson signing autographs prior to his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger in New York. 8.25 x 6.25 inches. Apparent Ex. Matted to total dimensions of 12.75 x 10.75 inches. A color copy of the reverse of the photo is included for display purposes. 5) 1948 Culver Pictures photo of Robinson crossing the plate after a home run. The vintage notation "Jackie Robinson Aug 8 1948" is written on the reverse in red pencil. 10 x 8. Gd-Vg. 6) 1949 Acme Newspictures photo of Robinson as a member of the Montreal Royals in 1946. Includes the original wire caption dated 7/29/49. 10 x 8 inches. Vg. 7) 1951 Acme Newspictures photo of Robinson attempting to steal home. Includes the original wire caption dated 5/2/51. 8.5 x 7 inches. Vg-Ex. 8) 1952 International News Photo of Robinson and National League president Warren Giles shaking hands after the All-Star Game. Includes the original wire caption dated 7/8/52. 9 x 7 inches. Vg. 9) 1954 United Press photo of Robinson sliding into home. Includes the original wire caption dated 7/27/54. 9 x 7 inches. Vg. 10) 1955 Daily Mirror photo of the Dodgers in a classic team pose including Robinson, Campanella, Snider, Reese, and Koufax. 12 x 10 inches. Vg. 11) 1956 United Press wire photo of the Dodger starting lineup pictured on the dugout steps prior to the 1956 World Series. The wire caption, dated "10/2," is embedded within the photo. 9 x 7 inches. Vg. 12) 1956 New York World Sun photo picturing Robinson leaving the Dodgers locker room for the last time on the eve of his retirement. Includes the original wire caption dated 1/7/56. 7 x 9 inches. Vg. 13) 1969 first day cover, postmarked "Sep 24 1969 Cincinnati OH," signed in blue ink (grading "10") by Jackie Robinson in the upper right corner. 6.5 x 3.5 inches. Ex-Mt. 14) One-page typed document, dated 5/18/95, signed in blue ink ("10") by Ed Stevens, the Dodgers first baseman who was replaced by Jackie Robinson in 1947. In this document, Stevens recalls Robinson's debut and the false promises made to him by Branch Rickey regarding his future with the Dodgers. (After agreeing to return to the minors for the 1947 season, Ricky rewarded him by trading him to the Pirates the following season.) 8.5 x 11 inches. Nr-Mt. 15) 1982 Jackie Robinson first day cover. 6.5 x 3.5 inches. Ex-Mt. 16) 1997 Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary Patch worn by all Major League teams in 1997. 4 x 3 inches. Nr-Mt. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 16 items. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,527.50
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