Fifty-one years to the day after he became the first African-American elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, SCP Auctions revealed Tuesday it would be selling several game-used pieces of Jackie Robinson memorabilia in an upcoming auction.
Assembled by a New York area father and son who shared an interest in Robinson’s impact on baseball, The Abrams Family Collection includes several items that until recently had been displayed in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Several of the key pieces from the collection are being made available publicly for the first time as part of SCP Auctions’ fall auction. They include the only known Robinson 1955 World Series H&B Professional Model game used bat, a warm-up jacket attributed to Robinson and a bat dating from his 1949 MVP season.
Another ’49 Robinson bat was just sold last weekend via another auction house for over $159,000.
“Volumes have been written and feature films have been produced documenting the extraordinary impact of that event and Jackie’s role in everything from sports in America to the dawning of the civil rights era.,” said SCP Vice-President Dan Imler. “Suffice it say that no single baseball player in our history had as much impact on our country and in our culture than Jackie Robinson. SCP Auctions is thrilled to present these rare and historic items, utilized by Jackie in one of the most transcendent periods in baseball history.”
Highlights from the collection will be on display at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago from July 31st through August 4th, 2013 at the SCP Auction booth (#1013P, 1015P, 1112P, 1114P).
To register and receive auction catalogs, visit www.scpauctions.com or call (949) 831-3700.