Jackie Robinson Single Signed Baseball with Autographed Photo and Documentation PSA/DNA LOA'a
Memory Lane is proud to present to you, a rare opportunity to obtain a beautiful single signed Jackie Robinson baseball. This VIGORIZED Center League Ball made by J. deBeer & Son, has been signed on the West Panel in a customary blue ink pen. This true single signed baseball is also accompanied by a 3.5" x 5.5" B&W postcard with Jackie in his Brooklyn Dodger uniform personalized "To My Friend Doug, Best Wishes, Jackie Robinson" as well as a Typed Signed Letter written to Doug, signed "Jackie". These Jackie Robinson relics are far more than just a signed baseball, postcard and letter. They represent the caring personality Robinson had from the day he was born. The selfless persona he exemplified that won the world over.
The boy in question is none other than Doug Brown from New York who is mentioned in this original newspaper clipping which is included in this lot.. NEWS FLASH: NEWSPAPER BOY HURT IN MISHAP-"A Daily Argus Newspaper Boy suffered a broken leg when grazed by a car on access to the Cross Country Parkway late Wednesday Afternoon, Parkway Police report. Douglas Brown, 13, of 26 Euclid Avenue, was treated at Mount Vernon Hospital for the fracture, police said. Police reported the boy was completing his route shortly before 5:30AM when struck by a car entering the Parkway access at North Columbus Avenue. The driver was identified by police as Joseph Roadak of 64 Ronny Circle, Hastings."
And secondly, an original clipping from the Newspaper authored by Jackie Robinson, praising Mount Vernon Hospital for helping him with his knee injury & mentioning his visit with Doug Brown during the 13 year old boys surgery from a bicycle accident he had while delivering newspapers. I'm sure, as a boy, Doug Brown never forgot that day or even the days to come when he received a letter from Jackie with such an important message. Dated May 13th, 1968, Jackie writes, "Dear Doug, Your mother wrote me a nice letter after my son's misfortune. She reminded me of our meeting at Mount Vernon Hospital and how much you have grown. I hope you do not mind this brief note but I remember a warm cheerful young man, who in spite of his injury, was inspiring.
I have known the rejection of a son due to certain conditions my career placed him in. It's sad when we are unable to communicate with our parents. It seems to me your mother is searching to rekindle her relationship. I hope you will meet her half way. Please don't feel I am getting involved where I have no right. As a parent, I can't help but express myself. I hope all goes well. Forgive my intrusion in your personal life. Sincerely, "Jackie". Typed on Robinson's personal stationary, this letter speaks volumes! The love that Jackie showed for a mother/son relationship dwindling that he felt responsible for mending in hopes of Doug to meet his mother half way and rekindle the relationship they once experienced.
These 3 pieces of Jackie Robinson memorabilia, authenticated by the leading PSA/DNA, the Sports Memorabilia leading Authenticators in the industry, include the B&W Postcard, Baseball & Letter all signed by Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Hall Of Famer, Jackie Robinson. Born on January 31st, 1919, Jackie was the first African American to play baseball in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at First Base on April 15th, 1947. The Dodgers, by signing Robinson, paved the way for African American's in ending racial segregation in Major League Baseball.
A very bright and courageous man, Robinson went through the trials and tribulations of being the only African American in MLB playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers which in turn hailed death threats, name calling, verbal, physical and mental abuse and anguish. With all of that on his mind and a family to support, he still held his head up high and went with the flow. Eventually becoming a household name, a mentor, an example to all human beings in never giving up for your dreams.
From April 15th, 1947, the day he stepped onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York, to the day he died on October 24th, 1972, those 25 years proved to be that of the making of a true Baseball Hall Of Famer. His contribution to society on and off the field showed the American public that it didn't matter which color, race or creed you come from, you can still make it in this free country of ours.
This is indeed, one of the best trifectas in the business being offered. PSA/DNA LOA's included for the Baseball, Letter and Postcard. Even though we can't prove the baseball came with the letter and postcard, the era of the baseball speaks for itself. 3 Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodger items you DON'T WANT TO MISS!
MIN BID $5,000