1959 Topps Frank Robinson #435 PSA Mint 9 - Only One Highe...
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Description1959 Topps Frank Robinson #435 PSA Mint 9 - Only One Higher. Frank Robinson wasn't just a great right-handed batter who crowded the plate. Robinson earned the NL Rookie of the Year in 1956 with the Cincinnati Reds by setting a then rookie record of 38 homers. In 1961, Robinson won the NL MVP as he helped take the Reds to the pennant. After being deemed "not a young 30" by the Reds owner Bill DeWitt after the 1965 season, Robinson was traded to the Baltimore Orioles. In 1966, he showed his "old" age by hitting 49 homers, driving in 122 runs, and hitting .316 to win the Triple Crown and take the AL MVP as he led the Baltimore Orioles to their first ever World Series win. He was a barrier breaker who became the first - and still the only - player to win the MVP in both leagues who also became the first African-American manager in MLB history in 1975 when he was named the player/manager of the Cleveland Indians. Graded PSA Mint 9. Only one has graded higher.
Guide Value or Estimate: $800 - up.
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