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1950's Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers Luggage Tag....

2012 May 3-5 Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction- Dallas #7051

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Auction Ended On: May 4, 2012
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Location: Heritage Auctions
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Dallas, TX 75219

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1950's Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers Luggage Tag. The importance of Jackie Robinson extends far beyond the foul lines, a crucial stepping stone between Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr. This modest little leather and wood luggage tag is a particularly compelling relic of Robinson's battle for equality, as it was during his travels with the Brooklyn Bums that he faced the greatest threats to his safety and dignity. But, like Jackie himself, the piece survives wonderfully. It derives from the collection of his widow Rachel, with her 1999 signed letter of provenance. Letter of provenance from Rachel Robinson.

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