Thursday, June 04, 2009

Jackie's Football Card

I do not collect football cards, but for this beauty I will have to make an exception. Topps is producing a Jackie Robinson card for its upcoming 2009 Topps Magic Football set. He is in a classic football pose wearing UCLA's blue and gold.
Robinson entered UCLA in 1939 where he would become the first athlete in school history to letter in four sports, football baseball, basketball and track. Before breaking baseball’s color barrier, Robinson played semi-professional football for both the Honolulu Bears and the Los Angeles Bulldogs.
The card design is from Topps first sports card series called "Topps Magic" from 1951.

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