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Shinola’s Great Americans Series honors heroes from the United States’s history; these are generally individuals such as Maya Angelou and the Wright Brothers who helped shape America’s culture in a positive way. The fifth installment of this interesting series of watches honors Jackie Robinson, who is best known for being the first African-American baseball player in the major leagues when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Lesser known is that he was also a human rights activist and an entrepreneur, also becoming the first African-American to serve as a vice-president of a major American corporation along the way.
Shinola’s latest specialty watch is available only in a limited edition of 442 pieces (“42” was Robinson’s now-retired number), but it is sold as part of a packaged gift set that includes a mini pennant, a set of three pins, and a four-pack of postcards. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the non-profit Jackie Robinson Foundation, an organization that addresses the financial needs of minority students aspiring to attend college and helps place them in jobs and internships. The Jackie Robinson Foundation was established by Jackie’s wife, Rachel in 1973.
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