Ronnie Joyner’s 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers Commemorative Team Card Set

The 1957 Dodgers were the last edition of the storied Brooklyn Dodgers franchise to play in Flatbush before leaving for greener pastures in California, and this full-color 40-card set commemorates that ballclub.

While the 1957 Dodgers will never be remembered for their on-field achievements (they went 84-70), they will forever occupy a special place in Brooklyn Dodger history. They weren’t infamous like the 1951 squad, or heroic like the 1955 unit – they’re legendary simply because they were the last chapter in a colorful history of Brooklyn big league baseball. All 35 players who played that season are featured in the set, which also includes a team card, a manager card, two coaches cards and a card of Jackie Robinson who announced his retirement in early 1957. Card fronts feature a full-color player portrait within a classic 1950s style design. Card backs are also designed in the style of the era, and feature player stats, biographies and cartoons. Player bios also serve as a timeline of the 1957 season.

Baseball artist Ronnie Joyner produced all aspects of this set, from the portraits, to the cartoons, to the text, as well as the card design. Card sets are packaged in team poly  bags sealed with an embossed foil Brooklyn Dodgers sticker.

Here’s a listing of the cards in the set:
1. Team Card
2. Gino Cimoli
3. Roger Craig
4. Rene Valdes
5. Don Bessent
6. Don Elston
7. Pee Wee Reese
8. Johnny Podres
9. Don Zimmer
10. Jim Gilliam
11. Don Newcombe
12. Don Drysdale
13. Jackie Robinson (retired)
14. Joe Pignatano
15. Rube Walker
16. Ken Lehman
17. Walter Alston (manager)
18. Billy Herman (coach)
19. Jake Pitler (coach)
20. Carl Erskine
21. Charlie Neal
22. Gil Hodges
23. Johnny Roseboro
24. Duke Snider
25. Sandy Amoros
26. Randy Jackson
27. Ed Roebuck
28. Sandy Koufax
29. Clem Labine
30. Elmer Valo
31. Roy Campanella
32. Sal Maglie
33. Carl Furillo
34. Fred Kipp
35. Jackie Collum
36. Jim Gentile
37. Danny McDevitt
38. Bill Harris
39. Rod Miller
40. Bob Kennedy

Sets can be ordered directly from Ronnie Joyner by sending a check for $15 per set (includes postage). Payment should be send to:
Ronnie Joyner
7780 Traeleigh Lane
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Or, payment can be made through PayPal ( ronniejoyner@comcast.net).

4 thoughts on “Ronnie Joyner’s 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers Commemorative Team Card Set

  1. bob on said:

    how do we get in touch with this guy to order and pay for on line? have left email inquiries. would like to purchase 2 sets of these cards. thank you for your prompt response.

    • Tom Bartsch on said:

      Bob, I’ll have Ronnie get in touch with you regarding paying through PayPal.

      • dan ouimet on said:

        Would like to buy a set of 1957 Dodgers cards along with a copy of Hardball Legends.Can’t seem to contact him.Can you help?
        Thanks

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