I knew every Dodger by name and to this day can still recite the original lineup. After attending a game at Ebbets Field, I waited outside the players' exit for Robinson, I chased him down the street and took his photo. Once again I waited outside the players' exit until Robinson appeared and he signed the photo for me. I wrote to Robinson to thank him for taking so much time to please a fan.
His letter was in response to mine. A side note : On both of those occasions, I skipped school to attend the games with a classmate and neither my parents nor the nuns at school were very pleased with me. Hours of detention was a small price to pay. Of 214th Street in Queens. The letter was a response to a letter written to him thanking him for taking the time to sign the photograph which was taken at an earlier game.
The photograph is dedicated and signed in blue ink: "To Dorothy with best wishes, Jackie Robinson" In the photograph is Jackie is with I believe his Mother, Mallie, who holds his arm. Ebbets Field stadium can be seen in the background. The watermark on the paper is "Strathmore Bond / rag content USA". The letter is in the Brooklyn Dodgers envelope with postmark for May 23, 1952 and addressed by Robinson himself. Both pieces are in very nice condition as is the photo which only shows a slight bend at one corner.See large pictures for details. This is a rare pairing with two autographs and continuity of theme with the single fan. Particularly the fact that the letter is not type written and that the set includes not one but two autographs along with the letterhead and Dodgers envelope.
These white boxes ARE NOT on the envelope itself. There is a light watermark on the photo and on the text of the letter. Again, this is not on the original.Both watermarks are placed such as to not prevent a proper evaluation by potential buyers as to the condition of either item. The envelope is lightly age toned overall with scattered spots. The envelope appears slightly darker then in person. The letter is mostly white with scattered spots. This is very likely the most personally prepared and personal set your likely to find still in existence from Jackie Robinson today. If your compare live sale results for hand written letters and envelopes and/or one of a kind photographs you will see the price is fantastic and there are no lots/sales that combine the two that we are aware of which of course adds a premium. Both pieces are from original owner who, as a young girl, loved the game and was particularly impressed with Jackie Robinson and loved the Dodgers. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Other Autographed MLB Items"._monky" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.