A collection of 41 game-worn “Jackie Robinson Day” New York Yankees jerseys are being offered by SCP Auctions with proceeds going to charity.
The No. 42 jerseys represent MLB seasons spanning 2010 to 2014 and include a total of 41 past and present Yankees players who competed on Jackie Robinson Day (April 15) during any of those five years.
Notable Yankees’ stars who made jersey donations include Mark Teixeira (’10), Joba Chamberlain (’10), Derek Jeter (‘11), Jorge Posada (’11), A.J. Burnett (’11), Curtis Granderson (’11), Nick Swisher (’11), Freddy Garcia (’11), Eric Chavez (‘12), Raul Ibanez (’12), Ichiro Suzuki (’13), CC Sabathia (’13) and Brian McCann (’14).
Initial bidding for the current online auction atwww.scpauctions.com closes on Saturday, August 22, at 5 p.m. (PDT).
All 41 jerseys were consigned to SCP Auctions by the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), a national, not-for-profit, organization founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson (Jackie’s widow) as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson through the advancement of higher education among underserved populations.
Every jersey has been authenticated by Major League Baseball and comes with a Letter of Authenticity from the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
All proceeds from the online auction of the jerseys will go toward benefitting the JRF, which provides four-year college scholarships in conjunction with a comprehensive set of skills and opportunities to disadvantaged students of color to ensure their success in college and to develop their leadership potential.
“We are extremely honored and proud to partner with the Jackie Robinson Foundation for this worthy cause,” said SCP Auctions’ President David Kohler.
Jackie Robinson Day is a traditional event which occurs every year in MLB ballparks across North America to commemorate and honor the day Robinson made his major league debut: April 15, 1947.