Friday, April 14, 2017

More Robinson Memorabilia at Jackie Robinson Foundation Auction

Following the numerous post I've put up over the past couple days, here are some more interesting memorabilia related directly to Jackie Robinson available at Goldin's current Jackie Robinson Foundation auction.

This is a rarity. Above is a Jackie Robinson game-used 1955 World Series bat. (auction link) As was custom, Hillerich & Bradsby created this series specific custom bat for Jackie to use. Below is a circa 1955-56 Brooklyn Dodger cap attributed to Jackie Robinson. (auction link)

Among the throngs of original paintings featuring Jackie Robinson that are available in this auction the below three are my favorite.

On the left is an mosaic acrylic painting by Randal Huiskens that re-imagines Jackie's 19852 Topps Baseball card. (auction link) On its right is an oil painting by Mike Kuyper that is based on an 1951 Chicago Tribune photo, while the action vignette of Jackie rounding first originates from a 1956 image by LIFE photographer George Silk. (auction link)

The final painting below is a Dick Perez original. (auction link) As you know, Perez is famous in the card hobby for his postcards and original artwork featured on Donruss Baseball cards in the 80's.

Lastly, below is a large wooden Jackie Robinson retired number sign from Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. (auction link) It was on display at the stadium from 1997 to 2002.

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