|1978 Topps #707 Rookie Shortstops|
Trammell's official induction this summer will make this card the rookie card for not one, but TWO Hall of Famers! That is unprecedented in the history of baseball cards, possibly in all of sports cards. (I don't collect other sports, so maybe someone can confirm this or offer another instance?)
This card was the subject of one of my very first blog posts, and as I stated then, I always though Trammell was worthy of the Hall. (Morris, to be honest, I was on the bubble about...) I was very happy to see the Veteran's Committee elect two players, which in itself was shocking after a track record of electing hardly anyone. They still deserve criticism for denying Marvin Miller, but hopefully these two players will open the door to other deserving candidates in the future.