As part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Topps baseball cards, we’ve asked fans (as well as our staff) to submit their all-time favorite baseball cards, and we’ve broken them down by team. We’ll be revealing submissions regularly throughout the season, ranging from the famous to the weird, and everything in between.
Doby will forever be remembered for being the first Black player to play in the American League after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 with the Dodgers. But in addition to Cleveland, he also played for the White Sox and, for 18 games in 1959, the Tigers.
Doby was in his final MLB season, and was traded by the Indians to the Tigers midseason in exchange for Tito Francona — Terryâ€™s dad.
Overall, Doby was a nine-time All-Star and helped Cleveland win the World Series in 1948, his first full season with the club. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998. — Manny Randhawa
Ivan Rodriguez, 2006 Topps
David Anderson of Pleasant Ridge, Mich.,…