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Jackie Robinson 70th Anniversary Auction Raises $125,000 for Jackie Robinson Foundation

Consign Now To Goldin Auctions June Great American Card AuctionTo celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut, Goldin Auctions the official auction house of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, (“JRF”) announced today that by the time the final bid was placed this weekend, the Goldin Auctions 70th Anniversary Jackie Robinson Auction raised more than $125,000 for the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The funds will be used to help complete the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City.

More than 300 lots of sports and civil rights memorabilia were sold, but it was five lots from Robinson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali and President Barack Obama that set new standards

The marquee items included: 1955 Jackie Robinson World Series game used bat ($255,000); 1955-56 Jackie Robinson’s game worn hat ($65,025); Dr Martin Luther King’s 1965 “We Shall Overcome Speech” ($382,500); Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention ($153,000 – most ever paid for an Obama item); and Ali’s robe from his epic 1964 fight with Sonny Liston ($255,000). For a complete list of prices realized, visit https://goldinauctions.com/auctionresults.aspx.

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“Our partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation is a great opportunity for us to help promote the legendary life of a true American hero,” said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. “It’s appropriate that the legacy and memorabilia from some of the greatest Civil Rights leaders and sports heroes will help the Foundation complete the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City.”

Goldin Auctions is currently accepting consignments for June’s Great American Trading Card Auction and the annual Summer Auction opening in July. Additionally, the 2017 Goldin Auctions Spring Premium Live Auction is currently open for bidding at www.GoldinAuctions.com.

About The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a public, non-profit organization that administers one of the nation’s premier education and leadership development programs for minority college students. In addition to four-years of generous financial assistance, JRF offers an unparalleled, comprehensive set of support services that has led to a consistent, nearly 100% graduation rate among African American college students. The 1,500 JRF alumni are proven leaders in their communities and across a broad range of professional fields -serving as true ambassadors of Jackie Robinson’s legacy of service, excellence and humanitarianism. JRF has disbursed over $70 million in grants and direct program support to students who have attended over 260 different colleges and universities across the country. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is engaged currently in building the Jackie Robinson Museum to educate and inspire visitors of all generations around Jackie Robinson’s courageous achievements on and off the field. For more information, visit www.jackierobinson.org.

About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $600 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. All game worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.

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