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Lot # 123: 1945 Jackie Robinson, "UCLA Super-Athlete" First Black Ballplayer Signed by Major Leagues!

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 40 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Premier 2017",
which ran from 2/23/2017 10:30 AM to
3/11/2017 8:00 PM

Jackie Robinson was a freak of nature athlete and although we got a glimpse of his abilities after he signed with the Dodgers, he missed out on about five years of his prime due to War and the color-barrier in baseball. The offered image is an original 1945 photograph used to announce the signing of young Jackie Robinson to a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. An important image showing Robinson in football uniform with UCLA in 1940 and dated on the back from his signing into professional baseball. Dates from the day after he signed the contract that changed the world! Easily among the greatest images of Robinson that exists in the world and the finest in football uniform we have ever seen!

Size: 7x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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