Jackie Robinson 70th anniversary auction to benefit JRF ending April 29
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     With Jackie Robinson reaching the Major Leagues in 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers found themselves in a quandary. They already had a good young first baseman in Ed Stevens, and had to make the difficult decision to send the young prospect down to AAA Montreal before the season started. As Robinson embarked on his Hall of Fame career, Stevens was forced to watch from the sidelines, bouncing around the Majors until 1951.

     In this letter, Stevens discusses how he felt about sacrificing his roster spot to allow Robinson to join the Dodgers. A complicated picture is painted, as Stevens is clearly disappointed in how the Dodgers treated him, but recognizes the successes and achievements of Robinson. Stevens signed the bottom of this typed letter in black pen, adding the date, “5-18-95”. This item comes with a COA from PSA/DNA (AC87176).

1995 Edward Stevens Signed Letter Regarding Him Giving Up His Roster Spot To Jackie Robinson (PSA/DNA & University Archives)
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,422.50
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
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