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Card # 53 Helmar This Great Game
Player Position Team
Brooks ROBINSON (HOF) At bat Baltimore Orioles
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$ 130.25 18 9 5 April 10, 2024

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About the Player

A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: Watch Brooks Robinson play third base long enough and you’re bound to shake your head in disbelief. Many of the dazzling plays he pulls off at the hot corner seem to be optical illusions. Maybe it’s a case of imitation: Brooks grew up in Arkansas idolizing the great third baseman George Kell, another good old boy from that great state. Early in his career, Brooks fulfilled a dream by sharing a dugout with Kell, as teammates on the Orioles. Robinson is not content being just the best leatherman in the game at his position, he’s working his hands to the bone to improve his offensive game too. The sky’s the limit for “Mr. Oriole.”

About the Series

This series marks a step in a new direction for Helmar. For the first time we take a serious look at baseball in the 1950's and then, perhaps, the 1960's. The game found itself changing dramatically in this post WWII era, influenced by both the larger society and technological innovation. The color barrier may have been officially broken in 1947 but the acceptance of black players by the big league clubs came slowly, if surely. Reliable and inexpensive air transportation paved the way for geographic expansion. The game, which had been centered in the East and Midwest, found new opportunities along the West Coast.

The very center of the baseball world through the decade was New York City. New York teams competed in every World Series through the decade except for 1959. In many of those years both teams competing were from the city. Interestingly, New York also became the center of the art world at the same time. Migration after WWII brought many creatives to the Big Apple and movements such as abstract, modernism, surrealism and avant-garde.

Studying the era has inspired Helmar to use bold, often surreal colors in this series. We hope that you will join us as we explore this era of change.

Card size: 3" x 4"

Individually Numbered 1-20


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Helmar This Great Game #53 Brooks ROBINSON Baltimore Orioles HOF
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This is a recent, hand-made art card by HELMAR. If you are unfamiliar with Helmar, please read about the series on our website.

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