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The new book "After Jackie" explores the 15 major leaguers who broke the color barrier for their respective teams following Jackie Robinson’s debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers 75 years ago on April 15, 1947. 

Another layer of the new “After Jackie” book that is perfect for the book and the era when the featured players debuted: In all possible cases, each chapter ends with an image of one of their baseball cards.

The digital version of the book shows the cards in color; black and white for the print copies.

“It would be a wonderful set to put together — ‘The Firsts,’” "After Jackie author Jeffrey S. Copeland said. “And we’re not talking about a lot of money for these, on average,” he added.

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The one exception is Jackie Robinson cards, which the author accurately calls “off the charts.” Robinson’s 1948 Leaf rookie card has sold recently for nearly $500,000, while even mid-level and low grades go for five figures. 

1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson rookie card that sold for $468,000 at Heritage Auctions.

1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson rookie card that sold for $468,000 at Heritage Auctions.

Recent auctions of mid-level grades of his 1956 Topps card, his last mainstream card, have changed hands for around $1,200.

1956 Topps Jackie Robinson card.

1956 Topps Jackie Robinson card.

Here's a look at the other cards (Topps unless noted) featured in “After Jackie,” in order of appearance:

Larry Doby, 1958 #424

1958 Topps Larry Doby card.

1958 Topps Larry Doby. 

Hank Thompson, 1953 #20

1953 Topps Hank Thompson card.

1953 Topps Hank Thompson. 

Monte Irvin, 1955 #100

1955 Topps Monte Irvin card.

1955 Topps Monte Irvin card.

Sam Jethroe, 1951 Bowman #242

1951 Bowman Sam Jethroe card.

1951 Bowman Sam Jethroe card.

Minnie Miñoso, 1956 #125

1956 Topps Minnie Minoso card.

1956 Topps Minnie Minoso card.

Bob Trice, 1955 #132

1955 Topps Bob Trice card.

1955 Topps Bob Trice card.

Ernie Banks, 1960 #10

1960 Topps Ernie Banks card.

1960 Topps Ernie Banks card.

Curt Roberts, 1955 #107

1955 Topps Curt Roberts card.

1955 Topps Curt Roberts card.

Tom Alston, 1955 Bowman #257

1955 Bowman Tom Alston card.

1955 Bowman Tom Alston card.

Chuck Harmon, 1955 #82

1955 Topps Chuck Harmon card.

1955 Topps Chuck Harmon card.

Carlos Paula, 1956 #4

1956 Topps Carlos Paula card.

1956 Topps Carlos Paula card.

Elston Howard, 1956 #208

1956 Topps Elston Howard card.

1956 Topps Elston Howard card.

John Kennedy, faux 1957

A faux card of Phillies shortstop John Kennedy.

A faux card of Phillies shortstop John Kennedy.

Ozzie Virgil, 1959 #203

1959 Topps Ozzie Virgil card.

1959 Topps Ozzie Virgil card.

Pumpsie Green, 1960 #317

1960 Topps Pumpsie Green card.

1960 Topps Pumpsie Green card.