Jackie Robinson broke boundaries and was a hero for millions during his time on Earth. Robinson left the world in 1972, yet his memory lives on in everyone’s heart. The footballer recently made up the headlines because of his invaluable glove.
A glove worn by Brooklyn Dodgers icon Jackie Robinson during the 1955 and 1956 Major League Baseball seasons has recently been put up for sale. Moreover, it might fetch up to $750K in auction.
For the final two seasons of Jackie’s illustrious career, the BK Dodgers star baseman used the Wilson glove on his left hand. According to Goldin, the auction site offering the incredible artifact, Jackie’s glove constructed with top-grade tanned steer hide and nylon stitching looks to exhibit no traces of re-lacing.
The coolest part? Jackie’s iconic No. “42” is engraved on the glove, which was retired by all MLB teams in 1997 to celebrate his career. Goldin believes Jackie used the glove, which looks to be in its original condition, as a backup glove or during pre-game warm-ups.
The glove comes with a letter of authenticity (LOA) from PSA/DNA, one of the industry’s leading authenticators. It also comes with a letter of provenance from Jack Semel, a longtime Dodgers fan who was given the glove as a show of appreciation when the team relocated from New York to Los Angeles.
Robinson, the 1955 World Series champion and seven-time MVP, was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Every year on April 15, MLB commemorates “Jackie Robinson Day,” in which all 30 teams honor the man credited with breaking the sport’s color barrier.
The auction will be held till October 1st. What are your thoughts on the auction? Are you curious who will win these gloves? Thirsty wishes Good luck to everybody who intends to win this. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more information.
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