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First mention (?) of Jackie Robinson in 1939...



Item # 676739

October 29, 1939

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, section 2 (sports) only, Oct. 29, 1939

* Jackie Robinson 1st mention (?) on the national stage
* UCLA Bruins college football
* 1st Negro in MLB baseball fame

This is a significant issue for any Jackie Robinson collector, as this is the very first mention of him in the prestigious Chicago Daily Tribune. The report is actually of a U.C.L.A. football game as he was a multi-sport standout.

The bottom of page 2 of this section has a very discrete and somewhat brief article with a small one column heading: "Oregon Beaten, 16 to 6" The article includes: "A tremendous forward pass by Kenny Washington to his Negro halfback companion, Jackie Robinson, good for sixty-six yards...."
Complete section 2 (sports only) with 12 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the blank spine.

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Category: The 20th Century