Jackie Robinson All Stars 1953 Authentic Jacket
Description: An authentic Jackie Robinson All Stars jacket from 1953. Dark royal wool bodyand sleeves with felt lettering.
- Barnstorming Team
- Exact reproduction of the team jacket worn by the Jackie Robinson All Stars in 1953
- 100% wool body & sleeves
- Fingertip length
- Felt All Stars emblem
- A portion of the proceeds of each jacket sold will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation
- Item# JRA53J
League: Barnstorming team
History: It was common back in the day for star ballplayers to undertake travelling “barnstorming” tours after the regular season ended. The tradition goes back decades. The first Jackie Robinson All-Stars team played before he was officially a Brooklyn Dodger. After his first and only season with the Montreal Royals, Robinson, already famous, toured with a team of Negro leaguers. In 1953 he repeated the feat, this time with an integrated team that featured several Brooklyn Dodger teammates, including Gil Hodges and Ralph Branca.