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When Jackie Robinson first took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15th, 1947 he instantly became the most important player in baseball history. An intensely proud and competitive man, Robinson immediately stood out on a star-studded Dodgers team, winning the inaugural Rookie of the Year award and helping the Dodgers win the National League pennant in his first season. Robinson continued to excel for the remainder of his career, winning the 1949 National League MVP Award and making the National League All-Star team in six of his 10 seasons.

Robinson played pro ball until 1956, when he retired during the offseason rather than accept a trade away from the Dodgers. Free of the bureaucracy of organized baseball, Robinson was able to make waves in both a noted business career, becoming the first African-American vice president of a major American corporation, and as a key member of the expanding Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Offered here is a hardcover First Printing copy of Robinson’s 1960 book “Wait Till Next Year: The Story of Jackie Robinson” co-written with Carl T. Rowan. Robinson has signed this book in blue pen, inscribing “To Louise Casey with best wishes. I hope you enjoy reading ‘Wait Till Next Year’” and “12-12-60”. This book comes with a LOA from JSA (Y94685). 

1960 Jackie Robinson Signed and Inscribed "Wait Till Next Year - The Story of Jackie Robinson" Book (JSA)
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Auction closed on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
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