1973 Topps Brooks Robinson Card - Memorial Stadium Painting
This is a 1973 Brooks Robinson card has a surprise on the back - an original Lost Ballparks painting of Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. The Orioles played at Memorial from 1954-1991. Artist Michael Koser always leaves a little bit of the original card visible through the painting, so you will notice Brooks' name just above the tree line in left and the topps # near the on deck circle. This item is 1 of 1.
Robinson, "Mr. Hoover" is widely regarded as the best defensive third baseman in baseball history. He collected an astonishing 16 Gold Gloves, was and 18X All Star, 2X World Series Champion ('66 and '71) and elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.
Teammate and fellow HoF'er Frank Robinson said, “He was the best defensive player at any position. I used to stand in the outfield like a fan and watch him make play after play. I used to think, ‘Wow! I can’t believe this.’”
Card is ungraded.