Thursday, August 26, 2010

Great vintage play at the plate

This is one of the cards I've been trying to trade for on the Topps MCG site.

It's a very nice 1956 Topps (duh!) Bill Sarni. Part of my interest is the play at the plate of course, part is the vintage greatness of the card and part is the fact that I wonder if that's supposed to be Jackie Robinson sliding in at the plate.

Any thoughts on that?

Bill Sarni played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1951 through 1956. His best season was 1954 when he hit 9 homers and drove in 70 in only 380 at bats. He was traded to the New York Giants on June 14, 1956 (along with Dick Littlefield, Jackie Brandt, Red Schoendienst and Gordon Jones) for Al Dark, Ray Katt, Don Liddle and Whitey Lockman. The Giants released him in March, 1957 and his career was over.


  1. Thanks for the heads up about the changes on the MCG site in your last post. This Bill Sarni card is a nice one. I'd love to get my hands on some nice vintage Cardinals. Good luck on the trade offers.

  2. I have that card. I pretty much decided long ago that it was indeed Jackie.

  3. The entire 1956 set is chock full of Plays at the Plate. Commons are surprisingly cheap too as long as you aren't looking for PSA 8.

  4. Thanks for the comments. I love the 1956 set for that reason Dayf, but I've got exactly 0 in my collection. For now.

  5. I know you've seen this post already because you commented on it, but August 2010 Play at the Plate doesn't know about it: