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Even Bob Sheppard had trading card

Originally Published: July 11, 2010
By Chris Olds | Special to Page 2

Bob Sheppard worked in baseball for more than 50 years, introducing some of the greatest players in history as the public address announcer for the New York Yankees.

And although his "rookie season" coincided with Mickey Mantle's in 1951, it took another 53 years for Sheppard's first baseball card appearance when Topps included him in its 2004 All-Time Fan Favorites set.

As Mel Allen used to say, "How a-bout that."

Fan Favorites was a mishmash of designs from the Topps ...

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