19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,250
Estimate USD 300 - USD 500
JACKIE ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers c.1947, along with Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman. Chapman had cruelly berated Robinson from the dugout using racial epithets, and was later reprimanded for his behavior. The verso has been inscribed Jackie Robinson in blue ink, stamped International News Photo, date stamped 13 MAY 1947 and has an affixed caption tag reading in part ..Chapman told Robinson that he will judge him by his play on the field in the future and will not insult him for the color of his skin.
6 1/4 x 7 in.
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