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Dodgers News: Historic Item Used by Jackie Robinson Set to Sell for Record Price

Remember last weekend? You were sitting on your yacht with your significant other, sipping the margaritas made by your full-time yacht bartender as your personal pedicurist worked on your feet and your personal masseuse worked on your shoulders. Remember? You were talking about how the one thing missing from your Dodgers room back at the house — no, not the house in Vail, silly; the one in the hills above Los Angeles — was Jackie Robinson’s backup glove from his last two seasons in the big leagues.

“If I just had Jackie Robinson’s backup glove from his last two seasons in the big leagues,” you said to your significant other from your deck chair as the sun dipped behind a cloud off the coast of Malibu, “then my Dodgers room would be complete.”

Boy oh boy, do I have great news for you! TMZ is reporting that Jackie Robinson’s backup glove from his last two seasons in the big leagues is on the auction block right now!

A glove worn by Brooklyn Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson during the 1955 and 1956 Major League Baseball seasons just hit the auction block … and it could sell for $750K! …

Jackie’s glove — made with top-grade tanned steer hide and nylon stitching — appears to show no signs of re-lacing, per Goldin, the auction site selling the awesome memorabilia.

The coolest part … Jackie’s iconic No. “42” — retired by all MLB teams in 1997 in honor of his career — is written on the glove.

Goldin believes the glove, which appears to be in its original condition, was most likely used by Jackie as a backup glove or during pre-game warm-ups.

The glove has been authenticated by PSA/DNA, and there’s a letter of provenance from the former Brooklyn Dodgers season-ticket holder who received the glove from the Dodgers when they moved to L.A.

Get out that American Express Black card and head to the auction site! Bidding ends on October 1. Good luck!

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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