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Hall of Fame Rookie Card Detail
Satchell Paige

Satchell Paige Career Statistics
(from baseball-reference.com)
HOF Year: 1971
First Year in MLB: 1948 HOF Category: Negro Leag.
Last Year in MLB: 1965 HOF Electing Group: Negro Leagues Committee
The true Rookie Card of Satchell Paige originates from the 1939-40 Winter League season in the form of a Real Photo Postcard. Subsequently, a 1948 Cleveland Indians Team Issue photo of Paige was distributed at the ballpark that season. In addition, a much scarcer version of the previously mentioned issue was also produced during 1948 and utilized a "4-on-1" style picturing Cleveland player photos, including Paige. The following season, a mainstream card picturing Paige was included within the 1949 Bowman baseball issue. A much tougher mainstream issue also containing a short-printed Paige card was produced in 1949 by the Leaf Gum company.

Rookie Card (A)

1939-40 RPPC

Rookie Card (B)

1948 Cleveland Team Issue

Rookie Card (C)

1948 Cleveland "4-on-1" Team issue

Rookie Card (D)

1949 R406-2 Bowman

Rookie Card (E)

1949 R401 Leaf


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