Monday, October 20, 2014

THEN AND NOW #20: ROBERTO CLEMENTE 1973

Here was a card I wasn't so sure how to tackle: a "Super Veteran/Then and Now" card of Roberto Clemente.
If not for the tragedy that took Clemente's life during the 1972/73 off-season, I don't think 1972 would have been his last in the big leagues.
But history being the way it is, for better or worse, Clemente's Hall of Fame career was indeed ended in 1972, so I'd like to think this is more of another "tribute" card to his memory than anything else.
Take a look:


Teamed up with the "In Memoriam" and "Highlights from the 1970's" cards I've already introduced earlier on this blog, I hope you all feel this is a nice addition to the Clemente "virtual" Topps card roster.
A Hall of Famer in every sense of the term both on and off the field, his star still shines bright some four decades later.

3 comments:

  1. Not to be too snarky, but shouldn't this be called "Then and Then"?

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    1. Ha! Snark away! Technically yep, should be "Then and Then", but we're making believe the card was actually part of the set...so "Then and Now".

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