c.1956 Frank Robinson "Rookie" Batting Pose PSA Type I Encapsulated Don Wingfield Photo Measures Approx. 8" x 10" (Incl. PSA Type 1 LOA)
Few people realize that legendary Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson only fell 14 home runs shy of the incredible 600 homer mark. Nevertheless, Robinson's Cooperstown credentials are extremely impressive including almost 3,000 hits (2,943), 1,812 RBIs, a Triple Crown winner in 1966 with Baltimore as well as being the only Major League player to win MVP awards in both leagues. He also stole bases, won gold gloves and had a rifle arm, making him one of the best five tool players in baseball history. This run of amazing accomplishments all started for the legendary Robinson in 1956 when the 20-year-old outfielder played his first game with the Cincinnati Reds, ultimately belting 38 homers his inaugural campaign that rightfully earned him the coveted Rookie of the Year award.
This remarkable 8" x 10" PSA Type 1 batting image of the great Frank Robinson was struck by legendary photographer Don Wingfield in 1956, possibly during the same photo-shoot that produced his iconic 1957 Topps rookie card. A bona fide Frank Robinson original rookie photo, its remarkable attributes include impeccable contrast, crystal clear clarity, near-perfect centering, a gleaming surface, and four blinding white orders. No glaring flaws are evident, and the verso includes the critical "DON WINGFIELD" credit stamp that suffices as ironclad authenticity for its Type 1 stature. Arguably the finest Frank Robinson image extant, it serves as a steadfast reminder of how this power-hitting outfielder made an immediate splash in the "Queen City" during his inaugural 56 campaign, ultimately embarking on a career that would earn him a final resting place in Cooperstown, New York!
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