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    Jackie Robinson Signed Check 6" x 2.75", drawn on the Freedom National Bank, New York, March 22, 1966. Made out to "Firestone Stores" for $11.78. Signed "Jack R. Robinson". Best known to the public as the first African-American major league baseball player in 1947, as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1962, and for playing on six World Series teams. Robinson was also a leader in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s, and was involved in establishing and developing the Freedom National Bank (on which this check is drawn), an African-American owned and controlled bank. Great association and in near fine condition.


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