Dodgers Go To Bat For Historic Jackie Robinson Contracts

By Pete Brush (October 16, 2019, 5:02 PM EDT) -- Counsel for the Los Angeles Dodgers told a Manhattan federal judge Wednesday that the team will join a fight over who owns two iconic player contracts worth as much as $10 million signed by Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein said the Dodgers may end up having to square off with memorabilia concern Collector's Cafe and its principal Mykalai Kontilai, who bought the contracts in 2013 for $2 million, as well as with aggrieved Kontilai investors, at a 2020 trial.

The high-dollar memorabilia dispute is a byplay to a May...

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