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Hall of Fame Rookie Card Detail
Cool Papa Bell

Player Name: Cool Papa Bell HOF Year: 1974
First Year in MLB: n/a HOF Category: Negro Leag.
Last Year in MLB: n/a HOF Electing Group: Negro Leagues Committee
Although only one copy is known to exist, the earliest card depicting "Cool Papa" Bell is a 1929-30 Cienfuegos Postcard. Subsequently, a card picturing Bell was produced as part of a Negro League commemorative set from 1974 entitled Old Time Black Stars. In addition, a card of Bell was produced within the 1975 Great Plains Greats set. The following year, two "Cool Papa" Bell cards were issued during 1976 originating from the Shakey's Pizza and Cool Papa Bell sets.

Rookie Card (A)

1929-30 Cienfuegos Postcard

Rookie Card (B)

1974 Laughlin Old Time Black Stars

Rookie Card (C)

1975 Great Plains Greats

Rookie Card (D)

1976 Shakey's Pizza

Rookie Card (E)

1976 Cool Papa Bell Set


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