Saturday, February 12, 2011

Welcome home Bob!!

Recently Chris at Vintage Sportscards held a contest for getting his 50th follower. I was one of the lucky winners. I said I would win this card, and look who showed up in the mail yesterday.

I have wanted this card for a long time. It is sad that it came out after Roberto's death, but it shows him with the great mark of 3,000 hits.

I could care less of it's condition, it is a 1973 Roberto Clemente, Hall of Famer! I had liked Roberto as a player from films I've seen, but after reading this book about him a few years ago I had a new found respect for him.

Roberto was a part of two World Champion teams in 1960, and again in 1971.

Speaking of World Champion Pirates, we need to say goodbye to the leader of my first favorite team, the 1979 Pirates. Former manager Chuck Tanner passed away yesterday at the age of 82.

Chuck played from 1955 to 1962 with the Braves, Cubs, Indians, and Angels. He was a manager for the White Sox, Athletics, Pirates, and Braves. Rest in Peace Chuck.

Chris was also great enough to send me this great 1982 Donruss of Tommy Davis, some '86 Donruss cards, a couple '82 Fleer's to finish that set off, and a couple '83 Fleer's to help that one out too. Every few cards continue to help dwindle the number down. Can you help out with the Super Set too?

Thanks again to Chris for holding the contest, and sending me probably the greatest 1973 card Topps made that year!

1 comment:

  1. Actually, I should be thanking you for being a reader of my blog.

    Glad that Clemente will be residing in a collection where it can be enjoyed, rather than a dupes box.