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Sunday, January 6, 2013
1951 Topps Red Back #50 - Monte Irvin
Irvin was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973 by a special negro League committee. That Hall of Fame class was a special one, it included Irvin, Warren Spahn (who was elected by the BBWAA), Billy Evans, High Pockets Kelly and Mickey Welch (all elected by the Veterans Committee) and Roberto Clemente (elected by a special committee because of his premature death).
Hall of Fame: 8