Dodgers: Jackie Robinson’s 1949 All-Star Game Bat Sells For Record Price
Dodgers fans know that any sort of Jackie Robinson memorabilia is going to be worth a lot of money. As it should be. With Jackie being the man who broke MLB’s color barrier, it’s understandable that collectors would want to be a part of history.
So when a bat used by Jackie sold for over a million dollars this week, it came as no surprise. The Dodgers infielder played in the 1949 All-Star Game at Ebbets Field. He got 4 at-bats and collected 1 hit, a double off of Mel Parnell.
That bat from the game just sold at auction for $1.08 million, according to ESPN’s Dan Hajducky. While it is not the most expensive bat to ever be sold, it is very rare to break the million-dollar mark. But Jackie Robinson is no ordinary player.
The bat sold reportedly contains a letter of authenticity from Jackie’s wife, Rachel Robinson. That was also the same season that the Dodgers legend would go on to win the National League MVP Award.
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