Yesterday I heard the sad news that Baseball Hall of Famer Monte Irvin passed away at the age of 96. Irvin was a star player in the Negro Leagues and joined the NY Giants in 1949 at the age of 30. He had a couple good years for the Giants and stayed involved in baseball throughout his life. His selection to the HOF occurred in 1973 and I have really enjoy adding cards featuring Irvin to my Giants collection.
I thought as a small tribute to Mr. Irvin, I would share this set that was put out by Front Row in 1992:
Baseball lost a legend this week, RIP Mr. Irvin.