While not content with the overall progress of African Americans following his ground-breaking career in Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson found that he was not without support in his tireless endeavors. This typewritten and signed 1968 correspondence conveys Robinson’s appreciation to one such ally. Composed on a 7-1/4 x 10-1/2” sheet of stationary with a printed New York City address (likely a headquarters during one of Robinson’s political missions), the letter is dated “March 21, 1968” (exactly two weeks prior to Martin Luther King’s assassination) and reads (in full):
Just a work of appreciation for your nice note. The support expressed by friends such as you has been most effective and I need hardly add how grateful Rachel and I are.
With fond regards,
(signed) Jackie Robinson”
Robinson’s black-ink penning projects every bit of (“9”) strength and clarity and the crisp letter is addressed to a Brooklyn resident and has normal compacting folds. Accompanying is a full photo LOA from JSA. This item has a reserve (estimated value: $3,000 - $4,000).