The first set I ever made was the 1947 Banty Red Set. It was my view of the dawning of the greatest decade baseball would ever know. It was, finally, America’s game. The best ball players would play. Though some teams were slower to integrate their rosters, many would quickly.

From 1949-1963, those 15 seasons, twelve black players would be named the Most Valuable Player in their respective leagues. Fittingly, the first would be Jackie Robinson.

SERIES ONE, CARDS #1-40 Will list in 2019

1. Jackie Robinson- 1

2. George Kell- 2

3. Phil Cavarretta- 2

4. Warren Spahn- 1

5. Ted Williams- 1

6. Grady Hatton- 1

7. Pee Wee Reese- 1

8. Willard Marshall- 1

9. Ralph Kiner- 1

10. Walker & Reiser- 1

11. Yogi Berra- 1

12. Bob Feller- 1

13. Johnny Sain- 2

14. Hal Newhouser- 2

15. John Mize- 1

16. Vern Stephens- 1

17. Tommy Holmes- 2

18. Bill Nicholson- 1

19. Tommy Henrich- 1

20. John Pesky- 2

21. Joe Garagiola- 2

22. Joe Gordon- 2

23. Willard Brown- 1

24. Andy Pafko- 1

25. 2019

26. Spider Jorgensen- 1

27. 2019

28. 2019

29. Dom DiMaggio- 1

30. 2019

31. Carl Furillo- 1

32. 2019

33. Ed Stanky- 1

34. Eddie Robinson- 1

35. 2019

36. 2019

37. Gil Hodges- 1

38. 2019

39. H. Thompson/W. Brown- 1

40. 2019

41-80. 2020