NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jackie Robinson‘s contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers that broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier is on public view in New York.
The April 11, 1947, document, together with a contract Robinson signed two years earlier with the Montreal Royals, is on display at Collectors Cafe, a new collectibles auction venture in Times Square.READ MORE: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns With 3-Week Homecoming Season
On Friday, the documents will move to the New-York Historical Society, where they’ll be on view for one week before going on a tour of other cities.
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They were acquired by Collectors Cafe founder and CEO Mykalai Kontilai in 2013. An expert says they’re valued at $36 million.
Later this month, the contracts will be shown at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. They’ll also travel to Atlanta, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C.MORE NEWS: Student Caught With Gun, Thousands Of Dollars Cash At Brooklyn School
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