1957 Topps

Frank Robinson

1957 Topps 35 Frank Robinson
Profile

Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935-) was a threat in every aspect of the game, stealing bases, blasting home runs and robbing hitter of potential hits with stellar defensive plays. Easily capturing the 1956 Rookie of the Year Award after hitting .290 with 122 runs and a rookie-record 38 home runs, the Reds star never looked back. Paying primarily for the Cincinnati Reds (1956-1965) and the Baltimore Orioles (1966-1971), Robinson established himself as one of the game’s fiercest competitors. Robinson was twice the recipient of the league Most Valuable Player Award winning the 1961 National League title with the Reds and the 1966 American League honor with the Orioles. In the 1966 campaign, Robinson also captured the AL Triple Crown with 49 home runs, 122 RBI and a .316 batting average. Franks Robinson was a 14-time All-Star selection, two-time World Series champion (1966, 1970) and won a Gold Glove in 1958. In 1975, Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager when he led the Cleveland Indians. Robinson retired with 2,943 hits, 586 home runs, 1,812 RBI, 204 stolen bases and a career .294 batting average. Frank Robinson was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Card Number EX 5 EX-MT 6 NM 7 NM+ 7.5 NM-MT 8 NM-MT+ 8.5 MT 9
35 $100 $150 $285 $375 $875 $2,000 $10,500
Card
No.
Name   Auth PR
1
FR
1.5
GOOD
2
VG
3
VG-EX
4
EX
5
EX-MT
6
NM
7
NM-MT
8
MINT
9
GEM-MT
10
Total
35
Frank Robinson
Grade
+
Q
6
-
-
20
-
3
-
3
1
81
6
4
162
17
7
422
29
15
622
25
22
758
19
37
558
12
54
268
10
48
20
-
3
0
-
-
2,917
121
194
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9 (20)
Public Auctions
Grade Price Date Firm Sale Lot #
NM-MT+ 8.5 $2,253 Jun-2015 Mile High Card Company July 2015 Auction 532
MINT 9 $7,299 May-2015 Mile High Card Company Extra Innings March 2012 47
MINT 9 $9,718 May-2015 Mile High Card Company May 2012 Auction 502
NM 7 $242 May-2015 Mile High Card Company Extra Innings April 2008 63
NM 7 $321 May-2015 Mile High Card Company Extra Innings June 2014 158
NM 7 $314 May-2015 Mile High Card Company May 2012 Auction 686
NM-MT 8 $771 May-2015 Mile High Card Company August 2008 Auction 648
NM-MT 8 $1,240 May-2015 Mile High Card Company August 2014 146
NM-MT 8 $519 May-2015 Mile High Card Company May 2012 Auction 685
NM-MT 8 $679 May-2015 Mile High Card Company Winter 2008 Auction 540
NM-MT+ 8.5 $1,655 May-2015 Mile High Card Company April 2014 613
EX 5 $104 Mar-2015 Love of the Game Auctions Set Builders Auction - Closes January 17, 2015 160
MINT 9 $7,540 Mar-2015 SCP Auctions Mid-Summer Classic Auction 2013 462
NM-MT 8 $739 Mar-2015 SCP Auctions SCP Auctions May 2006 Internet Auction 537
NM-MT 8 $771 Jan-2015 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Goodwins Commons and Masterpieces XVII 509
NM-MT 8 $780 Oct-2014 Greg Bussineau Auctions Summer 2009 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 231
NM-MT 8 $600 Oct-2014 Greg Bussineau Auctions Summer 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 337
NM-MT 8 $604 Oct-2014 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XV 580
NM-MT 8 $759 Oct-2014 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXV 555
NM-MT 8 $747 Oct-2014 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXX 860
Ungraded 0 $626 Oct-2014 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XIV 489
NM 7 $270 Dec-2013 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 331
NM-MT+ 8.5 $1,230 Dec-2013 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 332
NM-MT 8 (0) $600 Jul-2013 Greg Bussineau Auctions Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 197
NM-MT 8 $932 Jun-2013 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLIX 225
NM-MT 8 (0) $630 Apr-2013 Greg Bussineau Auctions Spring 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 387
MINT 9 $6,840 Dec-2012 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 585
NM-MT 8 $570 Jul-2012 Memory Lane, Inc. Historical Rarities 754
MINT 9 $7,848 Apr-2011 Memory Lane, Inc. Spring Fever Classic 2011 48
NM-MT 8 $483 Nov-2010 Memory Lane, Inc. Wintertime Classics 352
NM-MT 8 $531 Jul-2010 Memory Lane, Inc. Sizziling Summer 2010 366
EX-MT 6 $108 May-2010 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 45027
NM-MT 8 $644 Mar-2010 Memory Lane, Inc. Springtime Classic 2010 488
EX-MT 6 $120 Feb-2010 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 42010
EX 5 $84 Jan-2010 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 44006
NM-MT 8 $857 Nov-2009 Memory Lane, Inc. Hidden Treasures Vintage Rarities 545
NM-MT 8 $708 Jul-2009 Memory Lane, Inc. Sizzling Summer Vintage Rarities 388
MINT 9 $5,188 Mar-2009 Memory Lane, Inc. Historical Classic Rarities 439
NM-MT 8 $825 Nov-2008 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter Extravaganza Rarities 445
NM-MT+ 8.5 $1,380 Nov-2008 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter Extravaganza Rarities 444
EX 5 $78 May-2008 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 43030
NM-MT 8 $940 Nov-2007 Memory Lane, Inc. Serious Rarities 503
NM-MT 8 $777 Sep-2007 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 63035
MINT 9 $5,707 Aug-2007 Memory Lane, Inc. High Grade Card and a Few Surprises 33
NM-MT 8 $1,034 Mar-2007 Memory Lane, Inc. Spring 2007 479
EX 5 $84 Feb-2007 Heritage Auctions Monthly Internet Sports Auction 12086
EX 5 $68 Jan-2007 Heritage Auctions Monthly Internet Sports Auction 10067
NM-MT 8 $777 Jul-2006 Memory Lane, Inc. Premier Collectibles II 593

From The Experts

This is the only recognized rookie card of Frank Robinson, the first man to ever win the MVP in both leagues. Robinson, who excelled in nearly every facet of the game, is regarded by many to be one of the most underrated players in baseball history. Robinson finished his career with a .294 batting average, 586 home runs, 2,943 hits, 1,812 RBI, 204 stolen bases, and he became the first African-American manager in MLB history. In addition to his two MVP awards, one in 1961 for the Cincinnati Reds and again in 1966 for the Baltimore Orioles, Robinson also won the elusive Triple Crown and was named World Series MVP in 1966. Robinson also jacked 38 home runs in his rookie campaign in 1956. That figure remained the MLB rookie record until 1987, when Mark McGwire clubbed 49 as a member of the Oakland A's. After his tremendous career, Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. This card is tough to find well-centered and void of white print marks, known as print snow, in the background.