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JACKIE ROBINSON - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: DICK TUCKEY, RED CHESBRO, JACK MAY, VIC SPADACCINI, JULIE ALFONSE - HFSID 277710

JACKIE ROBINSON, CO-SIGNED BY: VIC SPADACCINI, JULIE ALFONSE, RED CHESBRO, JACK MAY, DICK TUCKEY Robinson signed this album leaf with the extremely rare signature of "Jack Robinson", not the more common signature of "Jackie Robinson"

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JACKIE ROBINSON, CO-SIGNED BY: VIC SPADACCINI, JULIE ALFONSE, RED CHESBRO, JACK MAY, DICK TUCKEY
Robinson signed this album leaf with the extremely rare signature of "Jack Robinson", not the more common signature of "Jackie Robinson". It includes the signatures of four members of the 1938 Rams and comes matted with a rare b/w photo of Robinson in his UCLA basketball jersey and holding a basketball.
Signatures: "Julie Alfonse" by Alfonse, "Jack May" by May, "Red Chesbro" by Chesbro, "Vic Spadaccini" by Spadaccini, "Dick Tuckey" by Tuckey and "Jack Robinson" by Robinson. 5¼x3¾ album leaf in 13 ¾ x 10 ¾ matte. Matted with: Unsigned photo of Robinson in a UCLA no. 18 basketball jersey and holding a basketball. B/w, 2x3¾. Robinson usually signed his name "Jackie" or "Jackie Robinson", not "Jack Robinson", birth name. This signature is therefore very rare and quite valuable. The photo is quite rare, as well. Robinson lettered in four sports at UCLA, but his most important achievements there were almost exclusively on the Bruins' football team, with a 1940 Rose Bowl appearance, and on the track team, where he won the NCAA broad jump title. Photos of Robinson in Bruins basketball colors are rare. On April 15, 1947, Robinson (1919-1972, born Jack Roosevelt Robinson in Cairo, Georgia) played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first Black American to play major league baseball. He was the first Rookie of the Year and later won the National League's MVP award (1949). Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 in his first year of eligibility; no player before him had ever been elected in the first year of eligibility. On April 15, 1997, by order of Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson's number 42 is no longer allowed to be assigned to a major league baseball player. SPADACCINI, born Victor Michael Spadaccini in Keewatin, Minnesota in 1916, was drafted out of Minnesota in 1938 by the Cleveland Rams and played three years of pro football with the Rams. Spadaccini was on the Pro Bowl team in 1940. ALFONSE, born Julius Alfonse in Cumberland, Wisconsin, was drafted in the second round out of the University of Minnesota in 1937 by the Cleveland Rams. He played professional ball with the Rams for two years. CHESBRO (1914-1970, born Marcel Marcus Chesbro in Brookfield, New York) attended Colgate University, where he was elected football team captain in 1937 and played in the 1938 East-West Shrine Game. Chesbro played one year of professional football with the the Cleveland Rams in 1938 as a seventh round pick. MAY, born Francis Jack May in 1915, attended Centenary College of Louisiana before playing 1 game of professional football with the 1938 Cleveland Rams. TUCKEY (1913-1974, born Richard James Kenneth Tuckey) was a running back who attended Manhattan College. He played one year of professional football with the Cleveland Rams and Washington Redskins in 1938. Not matted in Gallery of History style. Leaf is lightly toned and rippled. Robinson and Tuckey's signatures touch slightly. Tape residue in upper right corner. Otherwise in fine condition.

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