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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 7/7/2004.
Jackie Robinson overcame incredible odds and is considered by many to truly be larger than life. In a time where hate and racism were the common practice, he had to deal with his own teammates signing petitions to kick him out of the ball club, and base runners who aimed their cleats at his shins. Jackie overcame all of these obstacles, and proved to be one of the best things that could have happened to baseball, not to mention America. Offered here is a postcard with Jackie smiling from the dugout wearing his Dodger uniform. Under the picture it reads "Sincerely Yours, Jackie Robinson." The postcard is made out to a Canadian address, and was mailed from Brooklyn on August 4th, 1947. It has a small amount of yellow glue residue under the writing. Also included in the lot is the October 27, 1972 funeral program dedicated to Mr. Robinson's memory, from the Riverside Church in New York City. The program includes passages written about Jackie by his family and friends, as well as the order of service. Recording artist Roberta Flack sang a spiritual solo, and many baseball legends were both active and honorary pallbearers. With only very slight yellowing along the edges, the program is in excellent condition.
Jackie Robinson Funeral Program and Postcard
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Auction closed on Wednesday, July 7, 2004.
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