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    The most important day in baseball history!

    1947 Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day Ebbets Field Ticket Stub--Debut of Jackie Robinson, PSA Authentic. On Jackie Robinson's tombstone in Brooklyn's Cypress Hills Cemetery, just five miles from where Ebbets Field once stood, these words are engraved: "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." By that metric, no athlete in American sporting history is more important than the man who took the dangerous first step across baseball's shameful color line. Though Ruth and Cobb may stand taller in the sport's pantheon, from a purely sociological standpoint Robinson has no challenger in significance, and it's no stretch to say that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama would have been impossible without the event this ticket commemorates.

    This important relic rode in the shirt pocket of a fan in Ebbets Field's left field stands that historic day, April 15, 1947. Though Robinson would go hitless in his Big League debut, he reached base on a seventh inning fielding error and was doubled home by Pete Reiser to score what would prove to be the game-winning run against Johnny Sain and his Boston Braves.

    The stub is missing a portion of the upper left corner but otherwise presents nicely. Certainly any condition concerns must be forgiven in light of the enormous historical significance of the piece. Encapsulated by PSA, Authentic.


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