Lelands auction house has their Fall 2014 auction already up and it features one of the more unique and incredible memorabilia items available. Below is the first and original Rookie of the Year Award given to Jackie Robinson.
As you may know, this was the first-ever ROY award ever given out and it was a league-wide award; meaning it was for both the American and National Leagues. It is expected that it will sell in the 6-figures range, but exactly how high is anybodies guess. At the time of this posting it is at $80,525.50.
Following up on the Jackie Robinson theme, Lelands also has on auction an original scorecard from Jackie Robinson Day, September 23, 1947. See it below. This game was organized by the Brooklyn fans, and featured a showering of gifts onto Jackie and his family. He received a new Cadillac, TV set, radio, cutlery and many other gifts. Also, noted civil rights pioneer and entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson danced on the dugout in Jackie's honor.
Below is a used ticket stub from Jackie Robinson Day.
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