Negro Leagues Stars x Trading Cards

Negro Leagues Cards to Collect

Date: Jun 19, 2024
Author: Robert Halliman
Topics: 2024 Topps MLB at Rickwood Field, Barons, Baseball, Birmingham, Birmingham Barons, Card Culture, John Henry Pop Lloyd, Josh Gibson, MLB, Monte Irvin, Negro Leagues, Oscar Charleston
Length: 315 Words
Reading Time: ~2 Minutes

In celebration of the 2024 Topps MLB at Rickwood cards, we’re taking a moment to honor the rich history of the Negro Leagues. This special card drop coincides with the MLB’s Rickwood Game between the Giants and Cardinals, a tribute to the legacy of Negro League baseball. The event holds even more significance this year, as it marks the integration of Negro League stats into MLB records. To commemorate this historic moment, we’ve curated a list of the top Negro League cards of all time, highlighting the legendary players who paved the way for future generations.


Top Negro League Stars


1910 Punch Cigarros John Henry “Pop” Lloyd

player info

• Hall of Famer
• played in eastern colored league and negro national league
• played professional baseball for 27 seasons

set info

• 49 card set

card back

• N/a

1948-49 Caramelos El Indio #13 Monte Irvin

player info

• five-time negro league all-star
• three-time negro league batting champion
• helped the newark eagles to the negro league world series in 1946

Set info

• 96 card set

card back

• in spanish

1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez #14 Oscar Charleston

player info

• three-time triple crown winner
• three-time negro national league pennant winner
• batted .363 through his negro league career

Set info

• 85 card set
• distributed as inserts with diaz cigarettes

back of card

• in spanish

1948-49 Toleteros #29 Willard Brown RC

player info

• Hall of famer josh gibson gave brown the nickname “Home Run” Brown
• led the negro american league in rbis in each of his first three seasons
• led the kansas city monarchs to five pennants

set info


• 162 card set

card back

• in spanish

1950-51 Toleteros Joshua Gibson

player info

• leader in hr according to mlb record books
• leader in career batting average according to mlb record books
• 12-time All-Star

set info

• 96 card set

card back

• n/a


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