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Only the Ball Was White (Jackie Robinson's Copy) by Robert W. Peterson - First Edition - 1970 - from Appledore Books, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Only the Ball Was White (Jackie Robinson's Copy)

by Robert W. Peterson

Condition: Collectible; Fine/Fine


Englewood Cliifs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1970. First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. An historic, very important ASSOCIATION copy, BELONGING TO JACKIE ROBINSON! LAID-IN IS AN IMMACULATE PRENTICE-HALL REVIEW SLIP, ADDRESSED TO JACKIE ROBINSON VIA HIS NEW YORK AGENT. An unusually clean, crisp copy to boot of the 1970 1st edition of this highly-regarded, very influential history of the Negro Leagues. Tight and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 406 pgs. For obvious reasons, it's almost impossible to overstate the significance of this copy.





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