Ernie Banks 2004 Fleer Greats
At first glance, I did not think that it was Ernie Banks that was featured on this card from the 2004 Fleer Greats set.
The picture, and style, the uniform – it all just seems very old.
A closer look reveals that the featured player is indeed Ernie Banks, and was taken sometime during the late 1950′s.
Here is the card:
My fascination with the stars of the Chicago Cubs starts with the 1961 rookie seasons of Billy Williams and Ron Santo. I don’t know that much about the history of the team and their uniforms prior to 1961, but the uniform Banks is wearing looks like a throwback to a time earlier than his debut in 1955.
Great card, true vintage!!!