Monday, January 13, 2014

The Original Jackie Robinson 1947 Rookie of the Year Award Sells for $401,968

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a story about Leland's 2014 Fall Auction that featured one of the most historically important awards ever created.  They had on auction the very first Rookie of the Year Award, and as you may know it was given to Jackie Robinson in 1947.  See it below.

Well, that auction recently closed, and Jackie's ROY award sold for big bucks.  Per a Leland's press release:
Jackie Robinson's 1947 Rookie of the Year Award with a letter from his widow, Rachel, sold for $401,968 at the Fall 2013 Catalog Auction on Jan. 10. The trophy, which Robinson won for the season during which he broke baseball's color barrier, was sold to an anonymous buyer.
I so hope it somehow makes its way to a museum nearby.  This Dodger artifact needs to be shared with the public.

In other news, an original street sign that was outside of Ebbets Field ( I featured this sign in a post here) sold for an incredible $58,852.  See it below.

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