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Topps announced on Wednesday that it would be added sports pioneer Jackie Robinson to its forthcoming Magic football set that arrives later this month with stylings remniscent of its 1951 set of the same name. (See previous story here.)
Before he broke baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson was a star multi-sport athlete at UCLA where he lettered in football, baseball, basketball and track. The Magic set focuses on college football so the baseball Hall of Famer appears in his Bruins football uniform on the card to be found in packs beginning on June 18.
Robinson was a letterman in the four sports — a school first — and he later played semi-pro football for the Honolulu Bears and the Los Angeles Bulldogs.
Each hobby box of Magic includes three autographed cards from a checklist that features more than 250 players. The suggested retail price is $4 per pack.
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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