1956 Topps #30 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers. Excellent condition. In sleeve. Jack Roosevelt Robinson (1919-1972) will forever be remembered for breaking the color barrier as the first black player in the modern era to play in Major League Baseball since the 1880s. Brooklyn Dodgers President and General Manager Branch Rickey told Robinson he was looking for a Negro player… “with guts enough to not fight back” when facing racial discrimination. Robinson endured unthinkable abuse from fans and occasionally players, but carried himself with dignity and poise as he helped the organization to six National League pennants and the 1955 World Series championship. In 1947, Jackie Robinson won the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year award and in 1949, took home the National League’s Most Valuable Player award. Jackie Robinson played second base, primarily, for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956) and finished his career with 1,518 hits, 137 home runs, 734 RBI and a .311 batting average. In 1997, Robinson’s number “42” was retired by all Major League Baseball teams. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate. Part of a very large and extensive 60 year sports, comic, celebrity, and baseball card collection.