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    1952 Jackie Robinson "Importance of Baseball" Signed Letter, PSA/ DNA Gem Mint 10. One might think that Robinson would have pointed to the game as an important weapon in the battle for equality, but instead he celebrates the calming influence of baseball in the lives of average Americans. "It appears people are more anxious for entertainment where they can relax and take their minds off emergencies," he writes, in part. "The army has established and maintained baseball in occupation countries as they have proven it relieves tension and makes relaxation." The single page, mailed during another National League Championship season for Robinson and the Dodgers, is typed on his personal letterhead and signed in 10/10 black ink at the close. Original mailing folds but no other issues of note. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, Gem Mint 10. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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