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Jackie Robinso All Star game bat sells for $1.08 million

A bat used by baseball hero Jackie Robinson in the 1949 All-Star Game sold at auction on Saturday for $1.08 million, according to New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions, reports NBC BLK.

Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947, played the Midsummer Classic at his home park, Ebbetts Field in Brooklyn, the same year that he claimed the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

The bat was one of two made for Robinson for the game, Goldin said, and shows “light game use.”