Friday, July 13, 2018

Card #55: Framed Reprint Rookie

This will have to be a worthy substitute until I can add an authentic 1955 Topps to the collection.

The back is awesome too.
I have always been a fan of these framed rookie reprints.  They're museum quality pieces. This particular example is the silver frame /99 parallel from 2014. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Card #54: Let's Play A Game

The 1968 Topps Game pieces have been getting released again in recent years thanks to sets like Heritage and Archives.

The originals surprisingly sell for very little considering the star power involved.

Roberto Clemente had been labeled as "Double" for his card.

Clemente had 440 career doubles.

Former face of the Pirates resurgence, Andrew McCutchen, got the same treatment for his release in the 2017 Heritage set.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Card #53: Beautiful Photography

I promise to get better with my updates on this blog.  I have scanned in about 40 Clemente cards so that I can do more regular updates here.

I never got a chance to see Clemente play in person having been born a decade after his death. 

From all the video footage, articles, and photos I have seen I can only imagine how great it must have been to see him play in his prime.

I often knock on Topps for using the same photos over and over, but Stadium Club is a release that they get right year after year.

Take this 2008 Stadium Club base card for example.

Such an awesome image and unique angle of Clemente holding the bat like he is a sniper.

The back features the same image along with career stats.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Card #52: Heritage in Every Sense of the Word

This post was drafted back in January / February 2018....
Due to what I perceived was a lack of interest on the blog, I stopped posting.  Here is the post as it originally appeared.


I just saw the checklist for 2018 Topps Heritage and I am really looking forward to it.  The 2018 Heritage design is based on 1969 Topps.  Cutch has card #50 in the set.  Do you know who was card #50 in 1969 Topps?

Yup, the Great One.
I have a copy of this card safely protected.
One day I will take scans of all my vintage cards, but in the mean time here is a shot of it stolen from Google images.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Card #51 :Happy Presidents Day!

I don't know much about cardtoons, but I do have a Jay Bellhop by them that played for the Pirates Parrots.

Such a unique oddball

I like the drawing on the front. It reminds me of the Lincoln Memorial statue.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cards #49 &50: No Longer Lost

I just posted about these on Collecting Cutch, but AJ of The Lost Collector sent me a package that included 2 new Clemente cards.

Kmart!!!!
1982!!!
Gnarly!!!!

Kmart again????!!!!!!


Friday, February 9, 2018

Card #48: This Card is Action Packed

Hailing from 1994 comes this rounded embossed thicker stock card from one of my favorite 90s brands, Action Packed.

I remember buying lots of Action Packed football cards in the 90s hoping to get some sweet looking cards.
The back of the card further talks about Clemente's humanitarian efforts.