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Old 09-07-2017, 06:01 PM
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Chris,

Interesting and defendable position that the significance of the contract as an act, trancends the signifcance of the player (any player). Not to put words in your mouth (or strokes on your key board), but that is what I took from your post.

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+1 for me too, I would much rather have the Jersey - however if I knew I could get $30M selling the contract vs $2M for the jersey, I'll take the 30 mil.
+1 on the jersey.
BTW, I think someone is smoking hemp re: the $30M contract appraisal
Awesome item, but $30M?

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Old 09-07-2017, 06:04 PM
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I'm a collector and I proudly display as much as I have space for - That said, a 1947 Jackie Robinson jersey displays a whole helluva lot cooler than a contract.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:23 PM
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I'm a jersey guy. Much better appeal when framed and displayed than a contract. Also if I remember correctly there are up to 3 copies of a players contract. He gets one, the club gets one and they file one with the league.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:57 PM
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Yes, it's hard to think of two items which should belong in a museum more than this jersey and contract.

It's hard to think of anything else in the hobby which holds such historic importance. Nothing comes to my mind.
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:01 PM
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The Jersey he played his first game in? Absolutely the Jersey. Otherwise, the contracts all day every day. A rookie Jersey can only be tied to "probably". He probably wore this when he experienced that. Not trying to dismiss the significance of a Jackie Robinson rookie year Jersey by any means. It is a transcendent item.

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Without Jackie signing those contracts none of it happens. Without what happened between Rickey and Robinson in that office on the day that it was signed, none of it happens. They may not look as nice on display. But for a decent percentage of our population, those two signed contracts mean more than a signed copy of the Declaration of Independence.

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Old 09-07-2017, 07:38 PM
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Tom,

Thanks for the post on the question. As I read your response, for you the argument for the signifcane of the contracts is based on sequence or the necessary enabling actions that made the wearing of the jersey even possible.

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Old 09-07-2017, 07:43 PM
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As a collector of game used stuff, I would take the Jersey. But if I were the curator of a museum, I would certainly prefer the contract. As has been said, signing it changed the country.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:31 PM
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Chris,

Interesting and defendable position that the significance of the contract as an act, trancends the signifcance of the player (any player). Not to put words in your mouth (or strokes on your key board), but that is what I took from your post.

Dave Grob
Hi Dave,

You said it more eloquently than me--that's what I get for typing while balancing a fussy baby--but definitely what I meant. Either way, it will be cool to see the results.

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Plus you can wear the jersey when playing softball with your friends or to a Party
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