Jackie Robinson 70th anniversary auction to benefit JRF ending April 29
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     This program, “The Goal Post”, was given out before the UCLA Bruins and California Golden Bears met on November 4, 1939. This program features appearances by the Bruins star tailback Jackie Robinson, who would go on to break professional baseball’s color barrier some eight years later. Robinson appears first listed in the roster as a 6’, 180 pound right half back, wearing number 28. Usually the starting right half, Robinson was forced to sit out the Cal game with a knee injury. Future NFL players and Hollywood actors Woody Strode and Kenny Washington, the first African-American to sign a professional contract after World War II, started in place of Robinson. Strode would later be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in Spartacus.

     Robinson is pictured a few pages later, jumping through the air while cocking back a pass in his right arm. Washington is pictured in a Heisman-esque pose, while Strode is featured on the next page catching a pass. UCLA would go on to win the November 4th tilt by a score of 20-7. Kenny Washington led the way, running 22 times for 141 yards and a touchdown. He also threw for two more scores, including once to Strode. UCLA would finish the season ranked in the AP Top 25 with a record of 6-0-4.

1939 California Vs. UCLA Program with Jackie Robinson
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $414.38
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
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