Lot # 2203: Exceptional 1949 Jackie Robinson Original News Photo by Barney Stein Used for Robinson's 1950 Bowman Card - PSA/DNA Type 1

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 26 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2018",
which ran from 4/13/2018 12:00 PM to
5/6/2018 12:00 PM

Presented is an exceptional, high-grade original photograph, taken by noted baseball photographer Barney Stein, capturing Jackie Robinson posing in a batting stance at Ebbets Field. Accompanied by an LOA from PSA/DNA certifying it as an original Barney Stein Type 1 news photo. If this photo looks familiar to collectors, it's because this very image of Robinson was later used to create his 1950 Bowman baseball card. A credit stamp on the reverse reads "Notice - This picture is not to be used directly or indirectly with commercial advertising or indorsement [sic]. Brooklyn National League Baseball Club, Inc." Robinson's last name, written in blue ink, also appears on the reverse. Barney Stein, who worked for the New York Post from 1939 to 1970, was also the official photographer of the Brooklyn Dodgers for over twenty years. This is an iconic image of Robinson and one that should appeal equally to both Brooklyn Dodgers and baseball-card collectors. The photo (8 x 10 inches), in addition to its significance to card collectors, also holds the distinction of representing the finest example we have seen. Near Mint condition overall, with just a tiny wrinkle in the lower left corner (white-border area). Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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