Lost in the story of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in major league baseball and changing the world in the process is his 1946 season with Montreal. A few months after signing with the Dodgers, he was sent to Montreal to harness his skills both on the field and in how to handle racial discrimination. If he failed in Montreal in 1946, there is no historic season of 1947 to write about! While he was a bit of a curiosity at the time, nobody knew the star that Robinson would become and as such relatively few images were taken of him in uniform with this being the absolute best on the planet! Crystal clarity and a bold image are hallmarks of this fantastic specimen which also presents here in great condition. With the rickety and antiquated stadium grandstands in the background, this image seems to capture Robinson with nervous anticipation as well leading to the assumption of the photographer snapping this from the genesis of his career in Montreal. Quite simply the greatest image of Robinson in Montreal that exists!
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9.5/10