1947 Dodger Infielders with a Rookie Jackie Robinson Includes Jorgensen (3B), Stanky (2B) Reese (SS) & Robinson (1B) PSA Type 1 Encapsulated Associated Press Photo - Measures Approx. 7" x 9"
One of America's most iconic moments is when the immortal Jackie Robinson officially broke the Major League Baseball 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 comes as no surprise that Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's collectibles continue to skyrocket every day, especially artifacts from his inaugural 1947 campaign that seem to know no boundaries with regard to their potential value. One of those highly coveted keepsakes is this breathtaking 1947 PSA Type 1 Photo portraying 1st baseman Jackie Robinson standing alongside the three other Brooklyn Dodgers starting infielders.
Labeled an official Jackie Robinson rookie photo on PSA's critical label, the flamboyant Jackie (far right) joins 3rd baseman Spider Jorgensen (far left), popular 2nd baseman Eddie Stanky (second from the left) and Hall of Fame shortstop Pee Wee Reese (second from the right). Interestingly enough, Jackie Robinson was not the Dodgers' starting second baseman in his 1947 rookie season, eventually taking the second-sacker position the following campaign after Eddie Stanky was traded to the Boston Braves in March 1948. Measuring approximately 7" x 9", the black & white image portrays the finest possible crystal clear clarity and contrast, as these four Dodger legends gracefully pose for the camera.
The only noteworthy flaws are modest creases near the upper left and lower right corners, with this Association Press illustration including a folded over paper caption on the verso. While all four members of this efficient Brooklyn club were significant cogs in their pennant-winning campaign, it is certainly Jackie Robinson's stoic presence that places this offering as a momentous 1947 heirloom; with Robinson's unparalleled embodiment of courage forever changing the face of our National Pastime!
MIN BID $500