Springfield, Illinois-born Robin Roberts (1926-2010) was a six-time 20-gamer winner. A two-sport star (baseball, basketball) for the Michigan State University Spartans, Roberts played his 1948-1966 major league career with the Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs, amassing a 286-245 won-loss record, 2,357 strikeouts and a lifetime earned run average of 3.41. A seven-time National League All Star, Robin Roberts was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.
Here are ten collectible Robin Roberts baseball cards and artifacts that are sure to interest sports memorabilia collectors. Now taking the mound once again for Philadelphia’s Whiz Kids #36 the great Robin Roberts…
Robin Roberts 1949 Bowman Rookie Card
Card #46 in the 1949 Bowman baseball series constitutes Robin Roberts’ rookie card. One graded example in PSA very good-excellent 4 condition sold at auction for $77.68.
Robin Roberts 1957 Topps Baseball Card
Card #15 in the 1957 Topps baseball set features Robin Roberts. One graded example in PSA near mint-mint+ 8.5 condition brought $388.38 at auction.
Robin Roberts Single Signed Baseball
A baseball signed on the sweet spot – “Robin Roberts HOF 76” – in PSA/DNA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $50.
Robin Roberts 1952 Topps Baseball Card
Card #59 Robin Roberts graces the 1952 Topps baseball series. One graded example in PSA excellent-mint 6 condition brought $155.35.
Robin Roberts 1960 Topps Baseball Card
Card #264 in the 1960 Topps baseball issue features Robin Roberts. One graded example in SGC 88 near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $45.
Robin Roberts 1952 Bowman Baseball Card
Card #4 in the classic 1952 Bowman baseball set features Robin Roberts. One graded example in PSA near mint 7 condition fetched $92.02 at auction.
Robin Roberts 1951 Bowman Baseball Card
Card #3 Robin Roberts graces the 1951 Bowman baseball series. One graded example in PSA excellent 5 condition sold at auction for $42.
Robin Roberts Autographed Replica Bat
Players often sign replica bats. A Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger M117 replica bat signed by Robin Roberts on the barrel brought $60.95 at auction.
Robin Roberts Lot of Six Signed Gold Hall of Fame Plaque Postcards
A lot of six gold Hall of Fame plaque postcards autographed by Robins Roberts and authenticated by PSA/DNA sold at auction for a bargain $71.70.
Robin Roberts 1976 First Pitch Ceremonial Uniform
In America’s bicentennial year Robin Roberts donned an 1876 replica baseball uniform to throw out the first pitch at the 1976 All-Star Game. The National League was celebrating its 100th anniversary, 1876-1976. That complete uniform – autographed by Robin Roberts on the jersey’s front – brought $896.25 at auction.
Robin Roberts Sports Memorabilia Credits
- Auction results courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
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