Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn Dodgers contract on view in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) Jackie Robinson's contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers that broke Major League Baseball's color barrier is on public view in New York.
The April 11, 1947, document, together with a contract Robinson signed two years earlier with the Montreal Royals, is on display at Collectors Cafe, a new collectibles auction venture in Times Square.
On Friday, the documents will move to the New-York Historical Society, where they'll be on view for one week before going on a tour of other cities.
They were acquired by Collectors Cafe founder and CEO Mykalai Kontilai in 2013. An expert says they're valued at $36 million.
Later this month, the contracts will be shown at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. They'll also travel to Atlanta, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C