Today I have for you a re-done 1973 card for the great, and somehow underrated Hall of Fame slugger Frank Robinson, straight up as a Los Angeles Dodgers player since all he had to show for his time in L.A. Is the “traded” card in the 1972 ground-breaking sub-set:
Now, I did create a re-done card for him as an Angel way back when, but
came across this image of him and it was too cool to pass up!
He’d have a great year for California in 1973, posting the final 30+
homer season of his magnificent career while driving in 97 runs in the
newly formed “DH” role.
Of course, he’d soon move on to Cleveland where he would soon become the
first African-American manager in Major League history, while wrapping
up his playing career to the tune of 586 home runs, 2943 hits, 1829 runs
scored and 1812 runs batted in.
Only in an age that also saw the likes of Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle,
Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente could a guy like Robinson (and former
teammate Vada Pinson, among others), get overlooked!
An amazing era of baseball to say the least!