Now, this card is not necessarily an ugly card, but I was never a fan of the image Topps used for their 1972 #309 Roberto Clemente issue.
mean, this was one of the fiery players of the era, full of action and
speed, yet Topps decides to go with an image
of Clemente looking down while flipping a baseball in the air.
even a nice "player pose" picture. It's so stale and "blah", and I've
always wanted to redesign the card with a better image, something more
appropriate for the player that he was.
So here's my attempt at improving an otherwise boring issue for this Hall of Famer.
At least there's a little bit of action going on here. And I have always loved any cards that have clear shots of the crowd in the background, giving us a glimpse into the past beyond just the "baseball player".