Jackie Robinson Collectibles And Memorabilia

wikicollecting

2015-06-26 11:05:31

.
Jackie Robinson Collectibles And Memorabilia

Jackie Robinson Collectibles And Memorabilia are items connected with the American baseball player.

Brief biography

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American baseball player who was born on January 31st, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia and died on October 24th, 1972.

Robinson has gone down in sports history as being the first black Major League Baseball Player when he started playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Robinson also previously played for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues in 1945 and the Montreal Royals in the International League in 1946.

Types of Jackie Robinson Collectibles And Memorabilia

Baseball bats

Sotheby's in New York sold Jackie Robinson's game-used 1949 All-Star baseball bat for $132,000 in June of 2006.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold Jackie Robinson's game-used 1949 All-Star baseball bat for $70,000 in August of 2011.

Baseballs

Sotheby's in New York sold:

A baseball that was once signed by Jackie Robinson for $23,750 in April of 2008.
A baseball that was signed by Jackie Robinson for $14,950 in December of 2004.
A baseball that was signed by Jackie Robinson along with a photograph of Robinson and a signed letter by Robinson for $12,000 in June of 2007.
A baseball that was signed by Jackie Robinson for $12,600 in June of 2006.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a baseball that was signed by Jackie Robinson for $18,000 in November of 2011.

Robert Edward Auctions in Watchung, New Jersey sold a baseball that was once signed by Jackie Robinson (circa 1950) for $9,000 in May of 2004.

Pins

Sotheby's in New York sold Jackie Robinson's 1962 Hall of Fame Induction Pin for $9,000 in December of 2005.

Coins

Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana sold a rare Jackie Robinson four coin proof set (circa 1997) which consists of two silver dollars and two gold half eagles, all of which still in their original U.S. Mint presentation case for $5,000 in September of 2009.

Documents

Sotheby's in New York sold a group of four letters between Jackie Robinson and Jim Murray for $9,000 in June of 2005, and a telegram sent from Robinson to Arthur Ashe congratulating him on winning the 1968 U.S. Open for $7,800 in June of 2005.

Books

Sotheby's in New York sold a first edition copy of "Wait Til Next Year" which was once signed by Jackie Robinson and inscribed to Pee Wee Reese for $25,875 in December of 2004.

Guide for collectors Jackie Robinson Collectibles And Memorabilia

Memorabilia that was once signed, owned or used by Robinson when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (from 1947 to 1956) is considered to be the most valuable among collectors. However, memorabilia that was once signed, owned or used by Robinson when he played in the Negro league in 1945 is considered to be rare as well. Memorabilia that was once signed by Robinson also drives up the value of the item.

Only 3,563 sets of the Jackie Robinson four coin proof set were issued in 1997, thus are considered to be rare.

Restoration of a helmet, uniform, book, coin, pin, document, jersey, baseball bat, or baseball is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Jackie Robinson memorabilia, visit Sports Memorabilia or Collectors Weekly.

Share on social media
Write a response...





The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.

COLLECT IT!

Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.