Of Special Note: There is a great recent article by Ken Gurnick at MLB that focuses on Newcombe and Campanella being the first African-American ballplayers in Class A ball. It's a great read.
"My wife and I came out of a movie and saw a headline in the New York Post, I'll never forget it, and it said that Montreal had signed Jackie Robinson," said Newcombe, now 85 and a special advisor to Dodgers chairman Frank McCourt. "I knew this was the beginning of change. I said to my wife, maybe this is a chance for me and Roy."Featured in this post is a 2004 Fleer Greats autographed card in my collection.