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Lot 1266: 1946 Jackie Robinson Montreal Royals World Series Awards
The piece presented to Jackie for winning the Little World Series versus Louisville in 1946. Charming belt buckle in silver is made by Stradler Manufacturing. Spectacular art deco design with "Jackie" in dramatic raised letters. Above is a blue enamel logo with crossed bats and a baseball. Presented to the members of the Royals. We have seen these from other Jackie teammates. Overall 2.5x1.75". NRMT. The First. And, without question, the most significant man to ever play the game of baseball. The man who broke baseball’s color line, Jackie Robinson was also the first African-American to win the Most Valuable Player Award and the first to be honored as Rookie of the Year (the award is now named for him). He is also the only baseball player, black or white, to be on a United States postage stamp and minted coin and the first African-American to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (in 1962 he was elected in his first year of eligibility, the first since Lou Gehrig in 1939). While Babe Ruth changed the way in which we played the game, Jackie changed the way we think. We are proud to say that each of these select pieces are from the collection of Jackie’s wife, Rachel Robinson. Each will come with her signed letter of authenticity.
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