Jackie Robinson

Name: Jackie Robinson

Made by and When: Allied Grand Doll Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1950

Material: Composition

Marks: Unmarked

Height: 13 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black molded hair/black side-glancing eyes/open-closed mouth with painted teeth.

Clothes: White flannel Dodgers uniform with flannel belt, blue knit socks, black lace-up shoes (original); has replaced cap, baseball and bat.  

Other: Dodgers is spelled out on the front of the uniform shirt. The number 42 in blue felt is applied to the back of the shirt (these are replaced letters and numbers). The doll originally had a catcher’s-mitt-shaped hag tag with “Allied Grand Doll Mfg. Co. Inc./Brooklyn 5 N.Y.” printed on the back. The front of the tag had a headshot of Jackie Robinson with his name written on the image of a baseball bat that bore his imprinted signature.

Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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