Frank Robinson’s innovative career spanned some of the game’s biggest changes, including league expansion, divisional play, the emergence of the designated hitter, and a growing diversity on the fi eld. While his base cards cover the 1950s’ golden age of collecting to the radical ‘60s and daring designs of the mid-‘70s, he also appeared in some of the hobby’s most ambitious test issues and oddball products ever produced. 1957 Swift Meats Frank Robinson #16 These unusual punch-out cards challenged collectors to build 3D stand-ups of players limb by limb (literally!). Because the set was issued in 1957, it’s also considered…

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