Lot # 97: 1947 Jackie Robinson Rookie Photo (w/Shotton&Furillo) – PSA Type 1 Original Acme Newspictures Image - Measures Approx. 7” x 9” - Full PSA Type 1 LOA

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "Historical Rarities Winter Auction",
which ran from 12/20/2017 12:00 PM to
1/13/2018 7:00 PM

(LOT 97)
1947 Jackie Robinson Rookie Photo (w/Shotton&Furillo) – PSA Type 1 Original Acme Newspictures Image - Measures Approx. 7" x 9" - Full PSA Type 1 LOA

No one would argue that one of our National Pastime'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 General Manager Branch Rickey. That monumental occurrence changed not only baseball, but all of professional sports for eternity. It is with no surprise that Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's collectibles continue to skyrocket every day, especially in lieu of some of the recent publicly sold historic artifacts including his 1947 game worn jersey and original 1947 contract. Simply stated, rookie year Jackie Robinson collectibles seemingly no know boundaries with regard to value, justifying why this brilliant 1947 PSA Type 1 Photo portraying Jackie Robinson, Carl Furillo and manger Burt Shotton stands as one of his highly collectibles.

Dated August 16, 1947 (via the caption on back), Jackie is enjoying a leisurely moment in the locker room with Furillo and Shotton. The breathtaking image portrays the finest possible crystal-clear clarity and contrast, bright white borders, and no obtrusive creasing/flaws impede the classic pose. The verso reflects the critical ACME NEWSPICTURES credit stamp and a detailed account of the flipside image, explaining that manager Shotton is largely responsible for the team's 5-1/2 game lead over the second-place St. Louis Cardinals. Yet, the primary significance of this offering remains Jackie Robinson's stoic presence; residing as a 1947 rookie year testament to Robinson's amazing embodiment of courage that would forever change the face of our National Pastime! - Full PSA Type I LOA

MIN BID $200

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