behold! my latest jackie robinson acquisition - a 1953 topps card
i've always liked this card, but only in reprint or virtual fashion, so to have one in my hands is pretty cool. i assume that the background is supposed to be some part of a stadium, but to me it seems more like the 'l' in chicago or some ancient roman aqueduct, had they made their aqueducts of metal. this was the card i targeted a while back that was sold with about 17 other cards from the 1950's, including that 1953 bowman color gil hodges i posted a couple of weeks back.
anyway, adding the '53 jackie to my collection means that i now have a complete topps run of jackie's cards from his playing days. let's run through them, shall we?
and 1956 topps