Jackie Robinson 70th anniversary auction to benefit JRF ending April 29
This item is an extraordinarily rare original three sheet movie poster for “The Jackie Robinson Story”. This poster is an outstanding 41x79 inches, and was displayed outside of a theater for the 1950 premiere of this movie, which starred Jackie Robinson as himself. Released only three years after Robinson’s Major League debut, this movie tells of Robinson’s rise from star tailback at UCLA to National League MVP for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Minor Watson portrayed Branch Rickey, while Ruby Dee played Rachel Robinson. This poster shows Robinson in the midst of his batting stance in front of a muted yellow background. Large red text advertises the movie, spelling out “THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY”. This poster is much rarer than its smaller counterpart and very few extant copies remain. This gorgeous poster would make an incredibly vibrant addition to any baseball collection.
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