Steiner Sports Ground Breaking Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/3/2013
There have been better athletes, but never has there been a more important athlete than Jackie Robinson. Has there even been one other athlete who shaped the very fabric of history itself? Robinson courageously shattered baseball's color barrier, and in doing so, in no small part helped set in motion the entire Civil Rights era. It is not an exaggeration to say that when Robinson first set foot on a Major League field, it was an eye-opening an event for America. Not only that, but Robinson was a hell of a player, with six All-Star appearances, a Rookie of the Year award, and an MVP - among countless other accolades - to his credit.
This Rawlings Bob Dilinger model glove has been used by Jackie Robinson durning the last 3 years of his career. Robinson used this glove in the 1955 World Series, wherein the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees to win their first ever World Series. Jackie also used this glove durning the 1956 World Series and in his last game ever played. The glove shows extensive wear and aging on the leather throughout which attributes to the three years of use. The glove has number "42" written in black felt tip on the intact wrist strap, signifying that the glove belonged to Jackie. Some Restoration has been done to the glove to preserve the historical significance of this iconic relic. This included cleaning, and re-attaching the web. The solid V Anchor web that was attached to the pocket had separated. The glove remains original except for a period correct Rawlings label that was utilized only for the astetic viewing of this piece of history. The glove is photo matched and authenticated by Dennis Esken The lead Glove Authenticator, A full letter of Authenticity is included.
All collectibles honor and celebrate history. But few collectibles are as much a part of real history as a glove used be Jackie Robinson himself.This is the only known Jackie Robinson Game Used Glove to exist.
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