Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers Contracts Appraised at $36M Ahead of Auction

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Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers Contracts Appraised at $36M Ahead of Auction

Adam WellsJanuary 22, 2019

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The original contract Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 along with his first minor league contract are up for auction where they are expected to generate a lot of interest.

Per TMZ Sports, Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions had the documents appraised at $36 million by a rare documents expert leading up to the auction that began on Monday.

Robinson’s first MLB contract and his minor league deal with Dodgers’ minor league team the Montreal Royals were previously put up for auction in November 2017, but they didn’t sell after failing to meet the $15 million reserve price established by Goldin Auctions.

TMZ noted the reserve price for this current auction has been set at a lower price with the starting bid set at $5 million. Goldin Auctions will donate 10 percent of the final sale price to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.