Friday, November 9, 2018

1955 Topps Monte Irvin

Monte Irvin played just eight years in the Major Leagues. Most of those with the New York Giants and his final year with the Cubs. He was an All-Star in 1952, ranked in the MVP vote three times (1951-1953), and won a World Series with the Giants in 1954.

According to Baseball Reference, Irvin played 18 total years in baseball, 9 of which were in the Negro Leagues.

This card is a stunning beauty. It fits a couple of my categories: A Hall of Fame Player and a no-longer-in-existence team (I just checked...there isn't at the present time a New York Giants baseball team).

Monte Irvin was elected in the Hall of Fame in 1973 by the Negro Leagues.

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  1. I just picked up one of these at the last major show around here. Just thought it was a great looking card of a guy I don't have many cards of otherwise. (Plus I think it was only five bucks)

  2. I hope to own a copy of this card someday too.

  3. Beautiful card. I'd love to one day own a vintage Irvin.