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Satchel Paige, Jesse Owens and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Signed Items (2)

Lot Number 923

Quantity: Bid Starts: 11/02/2015 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 250.00  Bid Ends: 11/12/2015 23:34:17 
Bid Count: 10  Overtime: 30 Minutes
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Description

Many will recall that when Jesse Owens' 1936 gold medal sold at auction for nearly $1.5 million in 2013, it had come directly from the Robinson estate. Bojangles is also said to have given tap-dance lessons to the Olympic hero. Here, the two appear together on a medium-toned, lightly scuffed ONL (Frick) ball signed "Bill Robinson" ("6-7") and "Jesse Owens" ("4"). It is accompanied by a mid-1930s original photo (6x9, FR) of Bojangles and Paige hamming it up for the camera, with as early a Satch signature example as we've ever seen ("2-3"). Auction LOA from JSA.



 
 
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