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1 Life Magazine - Jackie Robinson Cover
Life Magazine. 1950 Life Magazine. Near Fine Life Magazine. 
May 8th, 1950 full cover photo of Jackie Robinson. No Mailing Label. I have been looking for a clean copy of this magazine for 25 years. Recently an older African-American gentleman come into my bookstore with this copy. He told me that back in the late 40's and early 50's he had worked at the old Portland Hotel, where he had held a menial position. Each week the Hotel received magazines from the local smoke shop, and the employees were allowed to take home the previous weeks issues as the new mags came in. He said he had his eye on the Jackie Robinson cover, and snatched it up . So, for 55 years he had treasured it, but he was moving to a care home and so I came to acquire it. Mr. Robinson was my baseball Hero when I was young, and as a dealer in magazines I had purchased a number of these covers, but always they were either/or soiled, torn, defaced, or otherwise imperfect. Finally, a clean cover! I have enjoyed it for the past years, but now it's someone else's chance. Suitable for framing. Minor scuffing. Tight binding. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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