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Jackie Robinson’s Rookie of the Year Award being sold for $1 million

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Got a spare $1 million lying around? Well, if you do, head on down to the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago and go get yourself Jackie Robinson’s 1947 Rookie of the Year award.

Sports auctioneers are selling the award right now at the convention, which ends August 4th.

The award also has the special significance of being the first-ever Rookie of the Year award ever handed out- and one of only two ever awarded as the “J. Louis Comiskey Memorial Award.” In 1947 and ’48, the award was given to the top rookie in all of Major League Baseball. Starting in 1949, a rookie of the year award was given to the top newcomer in both the American League and National League.

So, if you’re a wealthy sports memorabilia collector, get to Chicago ASAP and take advantage of this rare opportunity to own one of the most special trophies in all of baseball history.

[USA Today]

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