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    1946 Montreal Royals Team Signed Mini Bat with Jackie Robinson If you believe that Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play organized baseball in 1947, you're only half right. The color barrier was actually snapped by the courageous Hall of Famer a year earlier, as Jackie took the field as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers' International League farm club. Offered here is one of the very few existing team signed pieces from the Little World Series Championship squad, featuring an unimprovable signature from the League's batting Champion and first black athlete. The 17-inch souvenir bat is engraved "Montreal Royals" in block lettering, and shares space with eight of Jackie's teammates, including the famous Spider Jorgensen. All signatures rate 8/10 or better, due in part to an expert vintage application of clear sealant. Date in unknown hand is "9 Aout 1946." LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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