There are few times when something so magical passes by that we have no other way to respond but to stand in awe. Jackie Robinson anything typically draws on this emotion. Given his wondrous profile as the first mainstream African-American professional baseball player, the historical significance in his place in American history is ripe with credentialed merit.
In his 11-year professional career, Jackie Robinson was Rookie of the Year, and he collected 7 All-Star appearances, an MVP, Batting Tittle, and helped the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series in 1955.1 While all together impressive, he’s most known for his courage in breaking the color barrier in America’s National Pastime. It’s always the hardest to be the first one through the gate and while he knew what he was up against, he also knew it had to be done. His paramount contribution to baseball was so significant that the MLB retired his #42 for all teams, forever. That number has since become synonymous with American history.
Offered here is a stunning Official N.L. Ford Frick Baseball signed by Jackie Robinson complete with a “Best Wishes” inscription. Since the sweet spot was reserved for the manufacturing stamp, the bold ink placement on the side panel is framed by warm red stitches for the perfect presentation. This rich piece of signed leather is graded NM-MT with a coveted PSA 8 grade making it one of the finest known examples of a Jackie Robinson signed baseball.
Some pieces of sports memorabilia have a way of bringing us closer together. The aged appearance and mild glossy shine has a vintage feel that makes it a notable addition to a collection and one that’s sure to bring conversation out of anyone who sees it. With eye appeal that could slay even the most focused of attention, this magnificent piece of American history is as bold as the man himself.
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