Lot # 81: 1947 Jackie Robinson Type I Original Rookie Photo – Dated April 13, 1947 - Measures Approx. 8” x 10” - PSA Type 1 Encapsulation

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $400.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Spectacular 2018 Auction",
which ran from 7/27/2018 12:00 PM to
8/11/2018 7:00 PM

(LOT 81)
947 Jackie Robinson Type I Original Rookie Photo – Dated April 13, 1947 - Measures Approx. 8" x 10" - PSA Type 1 Encapsulation

Presented here is one of the most incredible Jackie Robinson photos in the hobby; a breathtaking image of a Robinson sitting in the Dodgers dugout that has been dated April 13, 1947 on its verso. Indeed, considering Robinson's Major League debut was April 15, 1947, this image pre-dates that inaugural game, with this world-class offering clearly residing as one of the earliest Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodger photos extant! 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 the historic "42" box office smash that opened the floodgates to an already lucrative Jackie Robinson collectibles market. This awe-inspiring 8" x 10" black & white image depicts the great Robinson donning his classic Brooklyn Dodgers' 1947 uniform and sitting in the Dodgers dugout signing autographs for an adoring fan base. While scattered soiling exists throughout the entire image, the critical central image "steals the show," reflecting strong clarity and contrast. Encapsulated as an original Type I Jackie Robinson "ROOKIE" photo by PSA, this remarkable 1947 offering stands as a sheer testament to Jackie Robinson's embodiment of courage that would forever change the face of our National Pastime! - PSA Type I Encapsulation

MIN BID $400

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