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Lot # 10: 1948 Roy Campanella, "Dodgers Rookie Greeted by Jackie Robinson" Important Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 63 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 4/27/2022 4:00 AM to
5/14/2022 8:00 PM

1948 Must have been a stressful spring training for Roy Campanella, the newest member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. As one of the first black players in the game, he had to feel a bit easier about the situation knowing that Jackie Robinson was waiting for him to show him the ropes. The offered photograph shows the meeting between the two for the first time in Vero Beach during spring training. An impressive and important image in fine condition, this is the only example we have ever seen in Type 1 form (certified by PSA with sticker on the back)! Issued by the Associated Press and with a full paper caption as well, the photo presents really well with some crazing from age being the only real flaw. We do not have the LOA but a replacement can be ordered from PSA. One of the most important images of Jackie Robinson that we have offered in some time!

Size: 7.25x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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