Baseball’s True Rookie Card

When it comes to researching the origins of the game of baseball, your most likely going to come across some grey areas.  This is common among a lot of things that don’t seem historically important in the beginning, especially a long time ago.

One of the most historical cards to be made this year comes from 2010 TRISTAR OBAK (no surprise).  What surprised me is that its not included in the Game Changers portion of the set.  The card I’m referring to is of Col. John Stevens III.  This is the man who first owned Elysian Fields where on June 19, 1846 the Knickerbockers played the New York Nine in the first organized game between two clubs.  To me, this is the true rookie card of the game of baseball.

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On the reverse side, there is a picture of Elysian Fields.

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