14 Ernie Banks Cards That Show His Love for Life and Baseball

14 Ernie Banks Cards That Show His Love for Life and Baseball

With the passing of Ernie Banks, baseball has lost a legend. More importantly, the world has lost a man that lived with joy and passion. You'll be hard-pressed to find stories that put him in a bad light. Rather, there are countless tales that do the opposite.

He strung together an amazing career on and off the field. All 19 of his MLB seasons were spent with the Chicago Cubs during a time when Banks was about all that was worth cheering for. Despite this, he kept a positive public image for his team and baseball as a whole.

Even if you never saw Ernie Banks play or listened to him speak, he's someone you can tell that he loved what he was doing just by looking at pictures. This holds true to many of his baseball cards over the years. Sure there are some that show a stern-faced Banks, but most show the Hall of Famer with a special twinkle in his eye that's totally infectious.

In honor of Mr. Cub and his love for the game he played, here are 14 Ernie Banks cards that are tough not to smile back at.

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1970 TOPPS ERNIE BANKS #630
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1959 Topps Baseball Lot of 8 Frank Robinson , Duke Snider, Ernie Banks ++
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1961 Baseball Cards: Ernie Banks and Bill Skowron
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2003 TOPPS FINEST BASEBALL FINEST MOMENTS AUTOGRAPH REFRACTOR ERNIE BANKS
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2014 topps tribute ernie banks auto. 27 35 !
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1970 TOPPS BASEBALL #630 ERNIE BANKS PS 7 HOF
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ERNIE BANKS 1957 Topps #55 Card Chicago Cubs
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1967 Topps Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs #215 Baseball Card
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1961 Topps Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs Baseball card good condition
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1963 Topps Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs Baseball card poor to fair condition
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ERNIE BANKS 2002 02 TOPPS GOLD LABEL GOLD GAME USED DUGOUT JACKET SP
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(3) PSA Graded Cards '64 Brooks Robinson + '61 Ernie Banks + '60 Ed Mathews AS
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1956 Topps Baseball #15 ERNIE BANKS Chicago Cubs EX clean! white back
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1970 Topps # 630 Ernie Banks NM
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5499* 1955 Topps # 28 Ernie Banks Vg-Ex
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5277* 1955 Topps # 28 Ernie Banks Vg-Ex
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