Fall Premier Auction 2013
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Civil Rights icon and Brooklyn Dodger baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson was just as brilliant a businessman as second baseman. This was evidenced by his many business ventures, such as becoming vice president and director of personnel for Chock Full o' Nuts coffee upon his retirement. Framed and matted, this letter from the man who broke baseball's color barrier bemoans the fact that Brooklyn had it's beloved Dodgers ripped away from them after the 1957 season. Two years after the borough had its sporting soul amputated; Robinson writes to journalist, Arthur Macoskey; that it wouldn't be right to place just any "mediocre team" to Brooklyn after what the Dodger fans have been used to. Something should be done. I hope soon." In the frame, the letter measures 14" x 13". Double matted with TrueVue protection glass (like plexi-glass to prevent breakage). The signature is done in stunning 9-10/10 vintage blue ballpoint pen ink.
Full LOA's from both PSA/DNA and JSA.