1957 Topps

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.

SMR Price Guide
NameCard NumberEX 5EX-MT 6NM 7NM+ 7.5NM-MT 8NM-MT+ 8.5MT 9
Frank Robinson (R) (HOF)35$100$150$275$365$775$1,650$9,850

PSA Population Report  
Auth1Q11.5Q1.52Q22.53Q33.54Q44.55Q55.56Q66.57Q77.58Q88.59Q910Total
4 1 18 1 2 3 68 5 4 135 16 15 379 23 22 584 24 36 729 17 50 539 10 45 260 8 3 19 3020

Condition Census (Explain)
PosGradeThumbnailPedigree and History
1MINT 9 (19)  

Public Auctions
GradePriceDateFirmSaleLot #
NM-MT 8 (0)$600Jul-2013Greg Bussineau Auctions Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 197
NM-MT 8$932Jun-2013Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLIX 225
NM-MT 8 (0)$630Apr-2013Greg Bussineau Auctions Spring 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 387
NM-MT 8$570Jul-2012Memory Lane, Inc. Historical Rarities 754
MINT 9$7,848Apr-2011Memory Lane, Inc. Spring Fever Classic 2011 48
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From the Experts


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 ... more

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. less

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