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.

EX 5 EX-MT 6 NM 7 NM+ 7.5 NM-MT 8 NM-MT+ 8.5 MT 9
$100 $150 $275 $365 $775 $1,650 $9,850
Auth 1Q 1 1.5Q 1.5 2Q 2 2.5 3Q 3 3.5 4Q 4 4.5 5Q 5 5.5 6Q 6 6.5 7Q 7 7.5 8Q 8 8.5 9Q 9 10 Total
4 2 18 1 3 4 71 5 5 145 16 15 395 23 22 598 24 36 737 19 51 547 10 46 264 8 3 19 3091
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9 (19)
Public Auctions
Grade Price Date Firm Sale Lot #
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
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.