Today's card highlights Robinson's debut as Cleveland's manager on April 8, 1975. Slotting himself at DH, Frank homered off Doc Medich in the first inning, a game Cleveland won 5-3 over the Yankees. (Gaylord Perry pitched the complete game win; he and older brother Jim Perry both started the year as Indians, but departed by mid-season trades to Texas and Oakland, respectively.)
This oddball set's another self-published effort by baseball artist Bob Laughlin. It celebrated the American League's 75th Anniversary with a 32-card profile of significant moments in its history. (Only one year removed from his managerial debut, Frank's probably the most recent.) Player poses come from familiar photos, re-drawn and cast into primary colors reminiscent of the 1948 Leaf sets.
Value: I've seen this set on oddball tables for ~$80 at shows. It includes lots of Hall-of-Fame players and individual cards run $1 to $10.
Fakes / reprints: Haven't seen any fakes in the marketplace and it seems unlikely, given the set's low profile.