Legendary baseball memorabilia has recently gone up for auction.
Fans of Jackie Robinson have the opportunity to purchase a glove that was worn by the Baseball Hall of Famer himself, according to TMZ.
Jackie Robinson's Memorabilia
The auctioned glove was used by Robinson in the 1955 and 1956 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons — the final two seasons of his career. During that period of time with the Brooklyn Dodgers as an infielder, it’s noted that he wore it on his left hand. What’s more, his signature No. 42, which was retired in honor of his career, is on the glove.
Description Of The Glove
The outlet reports that the glove is “made with top-grade tanned steer hide and nylon stitching — appears to show no signs of re-lacing.”
Robinson’s used glove is being auctioned on Goldin. The outlet reports that it could possibly sell for up to $750,000.
“This is only one of two Jackie Robinson-used gloves authenticated by PSA/DNA in their database,” Goldin said.
1955-56 Jackie Robinson Used @WilsonSportingG Professional Model Glove – PSA/DNA, Letter of Provenance Copy 😮
This is only one of two Jackie Robinson-used gloves authenticated by PSA/DNA in their database. #OnlyatGoldin
— Goldin (@GoldinCo) September 16, 2022
Backstory Of The Acquired Glove
Additionally, the glove comes with a letter of provenance from Jack Semel — a dedicated fan of the Dodgers.
“A longtime ticket holder of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbetts Field from the mid-1930s, who had seats by the Dodgers dugout until the team left for Los Angeles following the 1957 season,” Goldin’s website says. “Semel befriended many of the Dodger players and executives and according to the provenance ‘When the Brooklyn Dodgers went to L.A. a lot of players gave him mementoes of their playing days in appreciation of the loyalty he showed them. Among these players were Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, etc.’ This glove was one of those relics.”
As of this writing, the current bid is $150,000. The auction ends on Oct. 1.