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    1952-57 Jackie Robinson Single Signed Baseball. The recent release of the Hollywood biopic "42" caused a brief spike in prices for memorabilia related to this first African-American Major Leaguer, but it's a market that has enjoyed a steady rise for decades now. On its current trajectory, the presented sphere should be a six-figure relic in a decade or two, a blue chip stock charting a similar course to that of icons like Ruth, Cobb and Young. While Robinson may not have dominated the record books in the same manner, his unparalleled significance to the sport, and to the culture at large, earns him a place on that Mount Rushmore of our National Pastime, and his autograph is a requirement for any significant collection.

    Here we present one of the finest examples thereof, a high-grade single enhanced in desirability and significance by its likely "playing days" vintage, as the specific ONL (Giles) stamping was utilized only during the span of our lot title's dating, representing the final five years of Robinson's tenure at Ebbets and the first year of his retirement. Robinson humbly adopts his standard sweet spot positioning, forgoing personalization to ensure elite desirability. His blue ink rates 9/10, and the ball remains in fine condition with little more than a hint of storage wear. A high-grade beauty for the discerning collector. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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