Jackie Robinson certainly earned his baseball immortality and his memorabilia remains at the top of the collectibles market. Presented are (4) Jackie Robinson vintage memorabilia items including a dime bank, a flip book, an Exhibit card and a 1940 UCLA Football ticket stub. The bank issued in 1950 features an image of Robinson and a facsimile signature and presents vivid colors with moderate age appropriate wear. The flip book is in excellent condition with bold photos. The Exhibit card merits solid (EX) grade with moderate corner wear. More on our website.
The bank is constructed from metal and has a sturdy feel. It is labeled as a “Daily Dime Register Bank” and features window slot for days of the week and amount saved. Robinson’s facsimile signature appears across the bottom panel. Overall this bank is in very nice collectible condition with nearly full original details with deference to minor wear on the perimeter and scattered light to be expected scratches.
The flip book titled “How to Hit” is in very solid condition with minor signs of wear including a barely perceptible corner crease and some yellowing of the covers. The pages and photos are remarkably clean and feature Robinson in a series of images that when flipped present an action sequence of Robinson swinging the bat. The pages also contain text explanations below the photos.
The Exhibit card is solid with decent gloss with minor corner wear and some very minor edge chips.
The rare UCLA Bruins Football ticket stub is from an 11/23/40 game vs. Washington, and shows in solid (EX/MT) condition. This stub features a Disney theme with various Disney characters depicted playing musical instruments. Robinson played halfback at UCLA where he became the school’s first athlete to earn letters in four sports: baseball, basketball, football and track.