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    1949-51 Jackie Robinson Single Signed Baseball. One of the finest Robinson singles in the hobby based on the metric of condition alone, this nearly pristine relic further distinguishes itself for its delectable vintage, the three-year Official National League baseball stamping format beginning with Jackie's 1949 MVP campaign and ending with the heartbreaking Bobby Thomson "Shot Heard 'round the World" that brought the Bums' 1951 pennant hopes to a shocking conclusion. While solo spheres from the most significant figure in baseball history are far from common, those that have survived to participate in the modern collecting hobby tend to derive from Robinson's retirement years, a trend that this model attractively bucks.

    As is typical of all but a handful of examples, this specimen is personalized to its original owner, the black side panel fountain pen ink reading, "To Dick with thanks, Jackie Robinson" with 9/10 boldness. The ball itself retains a gorgeous, creamy vanilla shade with none of the staining or surface wear common to decades-old horsehide. An elite specimen more than worthy of its residence within this Platinum Night event. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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