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Lot # 9: 1949 Jackie Robinson, "Portrait of Strength" One of His Greatest Images (PSA Type 1)

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1949 Large photograph of Jackie Robinson, baseball pioneer and Civil Rights icon, as he stood in a studio setting for formal photographs to be used in the upcoming film "The Jackie Robinson Story." A powerful piece of imagery, the is the first photograph of Robinson that pictures him from a low angle to look more powerful, a pose usually reserved for whites only, and offered here for the first time ever, fresh out of a newspaper archive. Both the condition and quality are outstanding and it is encapsulated by PSA as a Type 1. For our money, this is one of the top five images of Robinson ever taken!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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