one of the perks of this year's topps flagship release has been the jackie robinson story inserts at target. my favorite is the 'call to the hall' card seen below
there are other interesting cards in the set (i still need four of them), such as this one showing him playing basketball at ucla
following college, jackie enrolled in the military
from there, it was on to the negro leagues, where jackie played for the kansas city monarchs
the last card in the set commemorates the retirement of jackie's number 42 across major league baseball
which is a fantastic legacy.
speaking of which, seeing the hall of fame card reminded me of the work that rachel robinson does to this day to honor her late husband's legacy, and so i sent a double of the card along with a donation to the jackie robinson foundation. ms. robinson was kind enough to sign the card in silver sharpie and return it to me
at first, i was confused, because this is what i saw when i opened my return envelope
here are a couple more jackie cards from 2015 topps just for fun - his archetypes insert
thank you, rachel robinson, for signing my card. i am proud to support the jrf and your work in honoring jackie's career and life by helping others.