December 18Ty Cobb - 2005 Upper Deck ESPN Sports Century #SC-4
December 19Al Kaline - 2007 Upper Deck Goudey #206 (short-print)
bonus baby' signing by the Tigers in 1953 and went directly from high school ball to the major leagues. Al hit 399 home runs and had a career batting average of .297. He still works in the Tigers front office and is often referred to as Mt. TIger.
December 20Branch Rickey - 2004 Topps Cracker Jack #133
by signing African American player Jackie Robinson, for drafting the first Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente, for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system, for encouraging the Major Leagues to add new teams through his involvement in the proposed Continental League, and for introducing the batting helmet." He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1967.
December 21Dave Kingman - 1976 Topps #40
December 22Steve Carlton - 2003 Flair Greats Classic Numbers Game Used
Jerry Koosman - 2004 UD Legends Timeless Teams #58
December 24Andrew Romine - 2011 Topps Heritage #209