Jackie Robinson's last glove to grab $1m at auction?

The glove that Jackie Robinson wore during the last season of his career will sell as part of Steiner Sports' auction, which begins May 1.

The glove is expected to sell for an impressive $750,000-$1m as the lead lot of the online sale, the auction house's executive vice president, Brett Schissler, told Sports Collectors Daily.

It is the same glove that Robinson wore for the 1955 World Series, in which the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees to secure their first ever title.

Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League Baseball, beginning his career with the Dodgers in 1947. His importance to the end of segregation in the sport, and his role in the civil rights movement, cannot be overemphasised.

He was also a fantastic player, playing in six World Series and selected for six consecutive All-Star games from 1949 to 1954. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, having been the first black MLB Rookie of the Year and National League Most Valuable Player.

The glove has been consigned along with a game-used bat and caps, which were reportedly discovered in a New York City building in which Robinson once rented an office. The glove has been photo-matched to images of Robinson, while the bat has been graded PSA GU9 and even carries streaks of paint from the Dodgers' bat rack.

On April 26, the Yankees jersey that Reggie Jackson wore when he hit three home runs in the 1977 World Series will sell at SCP Auctions. Paul Fraser Collectibles continues to bring you all the latest news on sports memorabilia collecting.  

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