Roy Campanella 2011 Topps Kimball Champions Mini
I enjoy the tradition of the Dodgers, but I wouldn’t really classify myself as a fan of the franchise. I do however, enjoy learning about their history, especially the time that they called Brooklyn home.
The fact that the three greatest franchises from the 1950’s all called New York home amazes me. At the same time, I understand why expansion across the country was a good thing.
Neat the center of the greatness that was the Brooklyn Dodgers was Campanella. A 10-year Brooklyn Dodger, Campanella held down the catcher role for the team while scooping up three MVP awards and eight All-Star roster selections.
Here is the card from the Kimball set:
I have to say that the card is pretty cool. But I cannot recall ever seeing a catcher soar through the air quite like this… 🙂