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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." Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    April, 2009
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
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