Jackie Robinson 70th anniversary auction to benefit JRF ending April 29
Please note that in the printed catalog it was errantly noted that their was a chip in the frame.
Jackie Robinson was one of the most important baseball players of the 20th century, as his appearance for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947 broke baseball’s color barrier. Robinson was an excellent player in his own right, winning the 1949 National League MVP Award following an excellent season where he batted .342 with 16 home runs and 124 RBI. Robinson, who won the NL Rookie of the Year as a 28-year-old, spent 10 seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers before retiring in 1956. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 in his first appearance on the ballot.
Robinson was also a pioneer in the civil rights movement both during and following his playing days, and non-baseball Jackie Robinson collectibles are extremely hard to find. This offered advertisement, dated to 1957 the year after Jackie left baseball, is a one of a kind poster featuring Robinson promoting the NAACP. This extremely rare 17 x 19 inch poster, matted to a framed dimension of 24 ½ x 26 ½ inches, is an advertisement for the NAACP. Robinson is shown during a follow-through swing in his Brooklyn Dodgers uniform on the left and on the right side of the poster reads “TIME TO SCORE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS” with a facsimile signature of Robinson in black. Below in red reads “GIVE-JOIN NAACP” followed in smaller black print “NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE 20 WEST 40 STREET, NEW YORK 18, N.Y.”. The poster has one horizontal crease across the center and what appears to be some watermarks in the upper, lower right and lower left corners, but does not detract from the quality of this item. This poster is dated to 1957 based on the “Chairman, NAACP 1957 Fight for Freedom Fund Campaign” marker below Robinson’s facsimile signature.
1957 Jackie Robinson NAACP "Time To Score For Civil Rights" Advertising Framed Poster
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