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#2011934 - 10/22/12 11:39 PM 10 best 50s rookie cards
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http://www.cardboardconnection.com/10-best-1950s-baseball-rookie-cards

Good article with pics.
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#2011945 - 10/23/12 08:13 AM Re: 10 best 50s rookie cards [Re: CTROOP11]
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Great list but I dont think I'd put the Gibson on there, I know it has centering issues and can be tough in high grade but it's the color of the card thats always bugged me! Bob Gibson should have had a darker background also when I think of Gibson I never picture him grinning! I would have stuck the Kilebrew or Kaline on there instead. Those two are pure artwork.
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#2011946 - 10/23/12 08:17 AM Re: 10 best 50s rookie cards [Re: 33rdStreet]
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Also feel that the Aaron rookie should be held in higher regard than it is. What a card and when its bright, focused and sharp its awesome. Once again I realize the Clemente is a tough card in 7 plus grade and centering on it is just down right frustrating but Clemente just wasnt in Aaron's class IMHO.
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#2011948 - 10/23/12 11:59 AM Re: 10 best 50s rookie cards [Re: 33rdStreet]
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I agree, Bob Gibson does NOT belong on a pink card.
Read into it anyway you'd like, JMO

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#2011955 - 10/23/12 03:28 PM Re: 10 best 50s rookie cards [Re: 33rdStreet]
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 Originally Posted By: 33rdStreet
Once again I realize the Clemente is a tough card in 7 plus grade and centering on it is just down right frustrating but Clemente just wasnt in Aaron's class IMHO.


I'll say it.
If Clemente didn't die delivering humanitarian aid to earthquake victims and his career had the typical ending, his cards wouldn't be nearly as sought after as they are.

Clemente is on par with Kaline and both are a tier below Aaron.

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#2011956 - 10/23/12 03:34 PM Re: 10 best 50s rookie cards [Re: brewing]
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In my pursuit of Post-War HoF rookie cards. The Wilhelm is the one I'm most frustrated shelling out the money for. It may be the last card of my pursuit.

I'd drop him and add Kaline.

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#2011960 - 10/23/12 04:54 PM Re: 10 best 50s rookie cards [Re: brewing]
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Good call. Not sure why Wilhelm is even on the list. But Gibby deserves to be there, whether or not I collect 1959's.
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#2011963 - 10/23/12 05:53 PM Re: 10 best 50s rookie cards [Re: bbo]
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Gibson belongs there just not a big fan of that card. I'd agree in bumping the reliever for the ace anyday
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#2011964 - 10/23/12 08:42 PM Re: 10 best 50s rookie cards [Re: 33rdStreet]
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I agree that Clementes death has added to his card values but to me hes always a step ahead of Kaline (a player I like a lot btw). Not withstanding the fact his career was cut short, his last season he hit .312 the year before .341. Given Kaline played 4 more years to add to his overall stats they are still very close as is.

1 MVP to 0 (having to beat out Mays, Aaron and Koufax to win)
4 Batting Titles to 1
1 WS MVP to 0
12 Gold Gloves to 10

Both great but ill take Clemente.

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#2011969 - 10/24/12 04:44 AM Re: 10 best 50s rookie cards [Re: brewing]
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I agree that Clemente's cards wouldn't be nearly as sought after as they are if it weren't for the circumstances surrounding his death.

I also agree Clemente was a better ballplayer than Kaline, but

IMO Frank Robinson was better than both of those players and his rookie card is not on the list. He was moody and surly and not as well liked. I guess that's one reason his card misses out.

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