Posts tagged Jackie Robinson
By Guy Mitchell aka sweetg1
Let me start by saying what I like about the hobby of card collecting. I like that I can collect (and research) things that interest me. For me in this hobby, it’s mostly about collecting Negro League memorabilia and cards. Obviously, not everyone is interested in my type of collection and that is okay. My interest in such a collection began when I learned that my great-uncle played in the Negro Leagues, so I began researching the Negro Leagues and began wanting to know more about them. I then started focusing a collection towards the players More >
Being black history month, I think this is a great time to pay tribute to one of the greatest ballplayers of all-time: Jackie Robinson.
Robinson came into the league as the first black baseball player in 1947. After that came Larry Doby for the American League and now we have superstars like Ryan Howard, Ken Griffey Jr., and Prince Fielder gracing ball fields around the country.
While I do not personally own one, I feel that the 1954 Topps Robinson is one of the most beautiful cards ever produced. The action shot is so Robinsonesque, and I think that is what makes More >