Postcard featuring a photograph of a brass plaque on a yellow background. Handwritten in black ink at the top of the card is "James 'Cool Papa' Bell." The plaque has a depiction of Bell in a baseball uniform. Under the portrait is the text, "JAMES THOMAS BELL / "COOL PAPA" / NEGRO LEAGUES 1922 - 1950." The back of the postcard is unused. Preprinted green text at the top reads: [National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum / Cooperstown, New York / plaque of / James T. (Cool Papa) Bell / Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974 / Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Negro Baseball Leagues] next to that text at the top is stamp box. Below the stamp box additional green text reads: [Post Card]. There are also two pieces of tape on the far right edge of the back of the postcard.