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Lot # 201: 1948 Jackie Robinson, "Jackie Steals Home" Famous Photograph of Brooklyn Icon

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "August Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 8/2/2021 6:00 PM to
8/21/2021 8:00 PM

One of the most iconic images ever taken of the great Jackie Robinson is this gem from the New York Daily Mirror titled "Stealing Home". The year was 1948 and the opponent was the Boston Braves. Jackie would be safe of course, but the image is one of the greatest ever taken on the diamond. With full force and just entering his slide, Jackie is airborne while Bill Salkeld from the Braves prepares for the tag. The Umpire is Jocko Conlon who is preparing for the call, already sure the Jackie was too fast for Salkeld. The clarity is outstanding and the image is the only original example we have ever seen offered publicly. A true work of baseball art in great shape with note to a small stain (could be removed) and a corner clip on the lower right. Stamped on the back by the New York Daily Mirror, this appears to be a 1950's stamp or early 1960's stamp by our research but this is a tough one to date specifically because they are rare to find examples of. Produced off the original negative and crystal clear!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 2
Condition: 3/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8/10

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