1950 Jackie Robinson PSA Type I Original ACME Newspaper Photo – Measures Approx. 7" x 9-1/4" - PSA Type 1 Encapsulation
Jackie Robinson "mania" is spreading rampart throughout the hobby and why not! In lieu of his 1947 uniform and contracts having recently sold for staggering prices, his name currently stands right alongside the likes of Ruth, Cobb, Jackson, Mantle, and other iconic hobby figures. No one would argue that one of our Nation's most iconic moments ever was when the immortal Jackie Robinson broke the Major League's color barrier in 1947, courtesy of the unbridled courage portrayed by both Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers Legendary a General Manager Branch Rickey. That monumental occurrence changed not only baseball forever, but more significantly a racially driven country that unknowingly thirsted for such and epic occurrence to discourage a myriad of American's from the senseless bigotry that ruled a majority of their lives.
It is with no surprise that Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's collectibles continue to skyrocket every day, with this surge taking off right after his historic "42" box office smash was released and opened the floodgates to an already lucrative Jackie Robinson collectibles market. One of those fine mementos is presented here; an original Type I PSA encapsulated ACME Newspaper 1950 photo of Jackie Robinson showing a young Heath Taylor how to handle a baseball bat in Vero Beach, Florida during 1950 spring training. Measuring approximately 7" x 9-1/4", this spectacular image represents everything our National Pastime stands for; a baseball immortal taking out the time to teach an "awe-struck" youth how to play the game! It literally sends a "chill" through your spine for professional baseball is ultimately a group of adults being paid to play a child's game.
Amazing contrast and clarity highlight this magnificent photo that has eluded any serious surface flaws. Interestingly enough, Jackie appears to be wearing his old Montreal Royals uniform, with the "M" on his period-style cap clearly legible. The verso portrays the standard ACME News credit stamp as well as an affixed newspaper picture clipping that reveals Heath Taylor's name and the 1950 spring training Vero Beach, Florida location. Words are simply not sufficient to applaud the stature of this world-class image that depicts one of baseball's pinnacle legends taking the time to teach a youth one of the game's significant fundamentals. Most avid baseball fans would surly agree it doesn't get much better than this revered candid moment! - PSA Type I Encapsulation
MIN BID $300