Braves Card of the Day: 1957 Topps Danny O’Connell #271

1957 Topps OCconnel 271a

It’s always fun to just find a card of an old player that you know nothing about, and then read a bit about him online. Often, it allows you to shine a little extra light on bits of history about your favorite team. For instance, I know that Hank Aaron has credited the Braves trade for Red Schoendienst as providing one of the sparks that would lead to the Braves 1957 World Championship. It was Danny O’Connell, along with two other players, who was traded to the Giants for Schoendienst.

1957 Topps OCconnel 271b