Authentic Game-Worn Glove Used By Jackie Robinson On Auction At Steiner Sports May 1-June 2

New Rochelle, NY (PressExposure) April 11, 2013 -- One of the most historic artifacts from the career of the immortal Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson - a newly-discovered, authentic game-worn baseball glove used during both the 1955 and '56 World Series (his final season) - will go on the auction block May 1 through June 2 on-line at Steiner Sports Memorabilia (, it was announced today by the New Rochelle, New York-based company.

Monday, April 15, is the 66th Anniversary of the iconic Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier (April 15, 1947). For more information contact Steiner Sports at 914-307-1000.

Said Steiner executive vice president Brett Schissler: "The Robinson glove is the rarest piece of memorabilia sold at auction by Steiner. It is sure to spark spirited bidding by collectors." Added Steiner executive vice president Steve Costello: "This is a blockbuster artifact, and Steiner Sports is proud and privileged to present it at auction." The glove was authenticated by Dennis Esken, who is renowned in the industry.

He said: "This rare gem is the only Jackie Robinson glove known to exist. It was discovered in NYC tucked away in a garage, wrapped in plastic." A baseball bat used by Robinson was also discovered, and will also go on the Steiner auction block, along with hundreds of baseball, basketball and football artifacts which will be announced at a later date.

Esken added: "The glove shows extensive wear and aging on the leather attributed to three years of use. The photo match and the ability to see the Rawlings labels aided me in getting the exact date of the glove. One of the highlights in this BD model glove is Jackie's iconic jersey number '42' written in black felt tip on the intact wrist strap also, signifying that this glove belonged to him as proven by the '42' pictured in the photo match."

About Steiner Sports

About Steiner Sports
Established in 1987 by founder and CEO Brandon Steiner, Steiner Sports has been a leader in sports memorabilia and sports marketing for over two decades. Originally focused on procuring athletes for endorsements and speaking engagements, the company has evolved into the world's foremost provider of authenticated, hand-signed and game-used sports collectibles. Steiner Sports enjoys working relationships with many of the top athletes in sports today, and holds partnerships with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys and Syracuse, Notre Dame and Alabama Universities on the collegiate level. Steiner Sports is located in New Rochelle, N.Y.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm
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