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Jackie Robinson Contracts on display at City Hall

Jackie Robinson Contracts on display at City Hall

23-Aug-2016

Thanks to a local connection,  the Jackie Robinson Major League Baseball signed contracts will be on display in front of Collinsville City Hall Friday August 26th from noon to 2pm.

 

What's called the sports equivalent of the Emancipation Proclamation will also be on display Thursday and Friday at Busch Stadium – two baseball contracts signed by Jackie Robinson, one of which led to the breaking of baseball’s color barrier.

Entrepreneur Mykalia Kontilia purchased them three years ago and is using them to launch his new auction service – Collector’s Café.

Watch the video below from Fox 2 News in the Morning as Kontilia discusses how he came into possession of the rare documents, how they were authenticated, and when they’ll be auctioned.

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