Jackie Robinson 70th Anniversary Auction To Feature Historic Artifacts

2017 Goldin Auctions Winter Auction Nets $2.75 Million In SalesTo recognize the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut, Goldin Auctions the official auction house of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, (“JRF”) will offer for auction the widest selection of Robinson-related material ever featured in a single auction. The Goldin Auctions Jackie Robinson 70th Anniversary Auction will run from late March through April 22 – one week after MLB’s annual Jackie Robinson Day celebration.

Goldin Auctions is accepting consignments through February 28. In addition to Robinson items, the auction will also feature memorabilia from his Brooklyn teammates, the Negro Leagues and civil right leaders such as Muhammad Ali, Bill Russell, Martin Luther King and others. Goldin Auctions will donate 10% of all sales to the JRF to help complete the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City. To consign an item, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com or call 856-767-8550.

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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. “This auction is the perfect platform for collectors to consign their high-value Robinson-related memorabilia as we expect it to be one of our most visible events ever, and one that appeals to serious collectors and others who support the work of the Foundation and idolize Robinson. In addition to the aggressive promotion of Jackie Robinson Day by MLB, we also will part of the Foundation’s 70th anniversary black-tie gala on March 6 in New York that’s being attended by a host of dignitaries and celebrities.”

Some of the items that have already been consigned include: a 1955-56 Robinson game used cap; a rare 1950 Dodgers team signed baseball also signed by Branch Rickey; Dodgers team signed baseballs from 1948, 1952 & 1953; Robinson’s 1952 All-Star Game used bat; an autographed first edition copy of “Wait till Next Year – The Story of Jackie Robinson”; a 1939 Robinson triple signed Pasadena Junior College Yearbook; a very rare 1947 Robinson Day Ebbets Field ticket stub; game-used bats from Roy Campanella, Carl Furillo and Jim Gilliam; Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 “We Shall Overcome” Speech with notes and handwritten page; a 1962 letter from Rev. King that references Robinson’s Hal of Fame dinner; and more than a dozen Muhammad Ali lots including a signed (Cassius Clay) fight worn robe from his 1964 fight with Sonny Liston.

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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