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    Circa 1960 Jackie Robinson Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA NM-MT+ 8.5. 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 draw the rapt attention of collectors with an eye toward investment potential, 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.

    We've never encountered a finer example than the one offered here, an ONL (Giles) ball bearing a stupendously bold black ink inscription reading, "Best wishes, Jackie Robinson." That text is assessed by the experts at PSA/DNA at a 9/10 level, with the ball rating just a point below to calculate to the combined grade as listed. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, NM-MT+ 8.5.

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    December, 2017
    10th Sunday
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