Jackie Robinson's steal of home plate during the 1955 World Series is one of the most iconic moments in all of baseball history. He certainly appeared to be out, but Dodgers fans will tell you that Berra applied a high tag and Jackie's foot slipped under the glove. Regardless of where you stand, the intense debate only adds to the legacy of the moment. In many ways, this moment defined the career of Jackie more so than even his debut in 1947. Images of the event are rare with vintage 1 specimens selling north of $5000 (we sold on in our last auction for over $7600). This vintage example is a fantastic three-part composite issued by the International News and stamped on the back showing Jackie as he starts his slide and Berra waits with ball in his glove, the tag on Jackie's leg, and the follow through showing the force of Robinson's speed pushing Berra backwards toward the umpire. This is the only example of this particular composite we have ever seen and it grades nearly perfect. Exceptional composite photographs are undervalued in todays photo market and this exquisite specimen could be the poster child of such images. Clean and clear, each frame tells a story from one of the most important moments in baseball history. Offered here for the first time ever and fresh out of a newspaper archive.
Designation: Vintage 1(b)
Overall Grade: 9/10