Frank Robinson Beautifully Signed Magnificent Portrait on a “Sporting News” Cover.
Lot 67. Frank Robinson Beautifully Signed Magnificent Portrait on a “Sporting News” Cover. A smiling photo of Robinson, designated the “All-Star of All-Stars,” occupies almost all of the publication’s 11.5” x 16” cover. Robinson’s blue sharpie autograph is unimprovable, a gem mint 10 sprawling almost 4.5” across his off-white jersey. The magazine, which is complete, has two slightly clipped corners, a chipped lower left corner on the cover, and minor border foxing. All of these conditions could easily be matted out to create a wonderful Robinson display. Inside, Robinson receives coverage on parts of two pages. A full-page is devoted to him by Rawlings as the winner of its “Arch Ward Memorial Award” as the MVP of the 1971 All-Star Game. In his Hall of Fame career as an outfielder, Robinson played for the Reds, Orioles, Dodgers, Angels and Indians. In 1975, with the Indians, he became MLB’s first black manager. The only player to earn MVP honors in both the American and National Leagues, Robinson was 1956 NL Rookie of the Year, a 14-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion, 1966 World Series MVP and Triple Crown achiever, and a 1958 Gold Glove recipient. He was also the 1989 AL Manager of the Year. For his career, he batted .294 with 2,943 hits, 586 home runs and 1,812 RBI. In 1982, Robinson was a first-ballot inductee into the Hall of Fame. He died in 2019. This is the finest Robinson signed item we have seen. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. Winning Bid $25.