By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Jackie Robinson‘s story is a historically significant one both socially and in the sports world, a tale that had such sweeping implications the world as we know it today would look so much different had he not done one simple thing.
Play baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
However, even that wasn’t so simple and his story is coming to life on the big screen in April via 42, which stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Dodgers GM Branch Rickey.
With the upcoming Sports Movies issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re taking a look at this new film, which opens April 12, as well as a look back at memorabilia and other ways to collect. As part of this, I’ll be attending an advance screening of the film, sit in on a Q&A session with Boseman and, if all goes to plan, ask him a few collecting questions, too.
Here’s where you come in … What one question would you ask Chadwick Boseman?
Would you ask him about such an important role? Would you ask about collecting baseball cards? Would you ask whether he’s had any practice autographing baseballs on the sweet spot? (That’s not always as easy as it sounds.)
Time-permitting, I’ll ask one of your questions … so get creative and leave your question in the comments below.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.