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Lot # 214: 1950 Jackie Robinson, "First Royalty Check for Autobiography" Important Photo by William C. Greene

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "July Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 7/6/2021 1:00 AM to
7/17/2021 8:00 PM



Jackie Robinson was many things to both baseball and the Civil Rights movement in America. In 1950, you could add "author" to that list of accomplishments as he helped write his own autobiography. A rarity among black men of the era, the book sold well and this image shows the men who helped him publish the book, presenting him with the first copy and a check for his first royalties. Crystal clear and bold, the photo is stamped on the back by famous photographer William C. Greene and it presents well. Photo has some wear on the upper left and some adhesive on the back from being mounted at one time (can be removed). One of the more important images of Robinson we have handled in relation to him capitalizing on his legacy while still playing!

Size: 7x9.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 1.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 6.5/10

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