The Rest as they say is History. In 1947, Jackie Robinson made his Major League debut breaking the color barrier in baseball and began a Hall of Fame career with The Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie kept his word and restrained himself from retaliating to the vicious abuse thrown his way, despite having the kind of disposition anyone close to him would tell you, was not reserved or non-confrontational. Robinson chose to keep a cool head for the betterment of the game and more importantly for the advancement of Black People. He may not have been the greatest ball player, but Jackie's temperament and grace made him the kind of man Legends bow down to.
This card is special beyond aesthetics, dollar value and rarity. The Story and His-tory is measurable in looking at where we've come from and where we're going as people. I try to tell Jackie's story to every young person I meet interested in baseball. I always ask them, "Do you know about Jackie Robinson?" His story and his life are inspiring.