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    1947 Jackie Robinson Handwritten Letter and More Just two months after Jackie penned this letter to old friends back in Montreal, where he had starred as a member of the Dodgers' farm club, he would make history as he stepped out of the Ebbets Field dugout and into American history. A single page, penned entirely in Robinson's hand, proudly recounts details of his new son. "...he really is a good boy to have two grandmothers in the house all the time. He is not spoiled very much and if he was the wife and I would take it out of him when we get up to Canada (smile)." He closes the letter with "Sincerely, Jackie Robinson." All ink, and the page itself, bearing original mailing folds, are in fabulous condition. Joining Jackie's letter is another from his wife Rachel to the same Montreal friends, mailed together in the same (included) envelope, which is postmarked "Feb 13, 1947." She notes, "...We are very busy because Jack is leaving for Cuba for spring training next week..." She also makes reference to an enclosed photograph of Jackie, Jr., and this too is included in the truly special lot. The photo measures 2" x 3" in size, and like his parents' letters, remains in very strong condition. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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