I think the front is a good portrait of Robinson. The back has some unfortunate language, "the first negro to perform at the major league level in modern times." I don't think the term "negro" was in much common use in the mid-to-late 70s, and you can see why phrasing like "broke major league baseball's color line" is more common. Also, "perform at the major league level" makes it sound like players were in the Negro Leagues because their play wasn't at the major league standard, which is the furthest thing from the truth. Unfortunate language aside, it's the front that will show in my binder, and I'm glad to have another Robinson card and another Shakey's card.
|1954 Topps Jackie Robinson.|
I'll have some more posts on some of these themes soon. I recently purchased a small Negro League set that I'll post when it arrives, and I have more posts coming on major league Delawareans, including two more Hall-of-Famers. Thanks for reading!