Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Description

    A spectacular autograph exemplar on an Official National League sphere

    Circa 1955 Jackie Robinson Single Signed Baseball. As this baseball takes it turn upon the hobby's auction block, we find ourselves just over a century and a half since President Lincoln laid ink to the most significant document in our nation's archives for the advancement of racial equality. The fact that a man of African heritage now occupies the home where the Emancipation Proclamation was authored is a testament to how far we've come in this noble cause. Many thousands have struggled and sacrificed in its advancement, most in brave anonymity, but a rare few beneath the scalding spotlight of public recognition--Frederick Douglass, George Washington Carver, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.

    The man whose autograph adorns the presented sphere likewise deserves his position on that Mount Rushmore of freedom fighters, just as much as the bronze plaque that hangs at Cooperstown. Few pieces we've ever offered serve as well as a tribute to this singularly significant Major Leaguer, his blue ink inscription and autograph surviving at 9/10 boldness on the same ONL (Giles) format used throughout the second half of Robinson's decorated career. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.








    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Balls, Pucks, etc. - Encased, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,555

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am more than please with the results and enjoyed every moment of my consignment to Heritage. From start to finish it has been first class and enjoyed our phone conversation.
    Tom Corley,
    Newtown, PA
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 June 29 Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction - Dallas
    2017 June 29 Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $4,147,897