Colorline

A project that I mentioned in 2020 but which I finally put together in a post. As stated there I’m just trying to get the earliest card I can get of each player on the team he broke the color line for. I’ll be keep track of any and all updates here.

1947

Dodgers

April 15, Jackie Robinson

Indians

July 5, Larry Doby

Browns

July 17, Hank Thompson

No proper Browns cards of him exist so all I have is this custom.

1949

Giants

July 8, Hank Thompson and Monte Irvin

1950

Braves

April 18, Sam Jethroe

1951

White Sox

May 1, Minnie Miñoso

1953

Athletics

Sept 13, Bob Trice

Cubs

Sept 17, Ernie Banks

Pirates

April 22, Carlos Bernier

Officially though this is Curt Roberts in April 13, 1954. For whatever reason MLB does’t recognize Carlos Bernier.

1954

Cardinals

April 13, Tom Alston

Reds

April 17, Nino Escalera and Chuck Harmon

No playing-years cards of Escalera appear to exist.

Senators

Sept 6, Carlos Paula

Angel Scull broke the Washington colorline on cardboard a year earlier but never appeared in an actual game

1955

Yankees

April 14, Elston Howard

1957

Phillies

April 22, John Kennedy

No playing-years cards of Kennedy appear to exist.

1958

Tigers

June 6, Ozzie Virgil

1959

Red Sox

July 21, Pumpsie Green