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.