I don’t know how many times it’s happened, but Ken Griffey Jr. wasn’t the first athlete to have his rookie card be #1 in a set. Eddie LeBaron’s first mainstream card saw him pictured on card number one.
LeBaron passed away last year, but today would have been his 86th birthday. He played 11 NFL seasons with the Redskins and Cowboys. I’ll give you a nickel if you can tell me where he played college football without looking. If you tell me that you said “Pacific,” I might call you a liar!
If you like what we’re doing and want updates when we post new pieces, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please take the time and also look through some other pieces on the site. I’m still looking for more folks that would like to contribute, so let me know if you are! You can follow me on my other Twitter handles at @kin_kinsley and @DFW_Card_Shows.