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    Signed 1954 Red Man Monte Irvin #5 SGC Authentic - From The Monte Irvin Collection. Offered is a 1954 Redman Tobacco Monte Irvin #5 card with tab. Card displays nicely with superb colors, very slight corner wear, and a bold black ink signature. This card has the distinction of being the only card pedigreed in the Monte Irvin Collection. Graded SGC Authentic. Signature displays a 10/10 with stunning boldness. Letter of provenance from Monte Irvin's daughter.

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    The Monte Irvin Collection

    The story of Jackie Robinson is one of the most important in the annals of American sports history, but that tale is diminished in no way by the insistence that Robinson did not shoulder the weight of history alone. It was only fifteen months after Robinson's debut that the great Monte Irvin made his own, the fourth African-American to wear the uniform of a Major League team, and the first in the history of the Giants franchise.

    Certainly the fight for acceptance, much less equality, was far from over when Irvin took his first brave steps into the maelstrom but, like Robinson, his steady resolve and extraordinary talents were essential tools in righting the sport's most grievous wrong. He remains one of the most significant athletes of any American sport active during the post-war era.



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