No collector can pass on Brook Robinson baseball cards. Nicknamed the “Human Vacuum Cleaner”, Robinson was known in the major leagues as being one of the best defensive third basemen in the game. A number of cards would be considered good choices to include a 1961 Topps All-Star baseball card, graded PSA 6 and a 2005 UD Artifacts Autographed Jersey baseball card (only 30 cards made), both selling for around $60. Brooks Robinson began his major league career as a free agent in 1955, playing with the Baltimore Orioles until he retired in 1977. A number of accomplishments set him apart from other players, one being his 16 consecutive Gold Glove awards. He was also the second most all-time for any player in the position of pitching and in 1983, Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He also received more votes than Mickey Mantle for the American League Most Valuable Player Award in 1964. While it would seem that finding Brooks Robinson baseball cards would be challenging, the truth is that the baseball cards mentioned, along with others are sold online through eBay and other sites, as well as through local memorabilia sporting stores. The integrity of a card collection would not be complete without cards for Brooks Robinson.
The value of Brooks Robinson baseball cards have changed over the years. The value of these cards have increased over the years due to scarcity of high grade cards and high demand from collectors and investors. The best card and most valuable one is the 1957 Topps Brooks Robinson rookie card which in NM-MT condition sells for $1,000. Mint 9 versions are almost impossible to find. Autograph Brooks Robinson cards have also become great collectibles. These autograph range in price based on the amount of each card produced. Many of these cards sell for $50 or more depending on how many were produced. Here is a lsit of some of the best Brooks Robinson baseball cards ever produced.
Top 5 Brooks Robinson Baseball Cards
1957 Topps Brooks Robinson rookie card
1958 Topps Brooks Robinson baseball card
1959 Topps Brooks Robinson baseball card
1960 Topps Brooks Robinson baseball card
1960 Leaf Brooks Robinson baseball card