Monday, February 18, 2019

Card #72: a miniature. styled 72

Same concept as yesterday, but it's a 1972 mini today.

this insert is from 2013.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Card #71: a mini reminiscent of 1971

2013 Topps had an insert set consisting of 1971 designed cards.  Clemente was one of the few retired legends to appear in the set.

The set contained 50 cards and can be found fairly cheap on eBay.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Card #70: Canvas Collection

 This is a 2013 Reproduction Sketch card from 2013 Topps Museum Canvas Collection.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Card #69: A True National Treasure

Gavin shocked the blogging world by showing off his dual cut auto with Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell.

If you missed it, check out his post here.  He's been laying low since that incredible post.

I can't compete with that.  Instead I can only show off a boring relic of the Hall of Famer.
The National Treasures 2014 release was the absolute best in my opinion.  The overall design was extremely classy and the checklist was stacked.
The cut autos included great looking cards like this Willie Stargell cut auto booklet seen below.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Card #68: Pizza Pizza!!!

Today is National Pizza Day.

I recently purchased this oddball of Roberto Clemente. 

It hails from 1976 Shakey's Pizza.

Copies of this card can range from $7 to $200 depending on condition and how much the seller values oddball food release products.

Shakey's was the first franchise pizza restaurant in the United States.  Before Pizza Hut, Little Caesar's, Dominos, Papa John, etc there was Shakey's!

Founded in 1954, the chain rose to immediate fame and by the late sixties it had almost 400 chains across the United States.  Currently the chain has 500 locations globally of which only 51 are operated nationally.

Shakey's made a cameo in the movie Wayne's World when Benjamin and his girlfriend are eating Shakey's in the bedroom.


Shakey's produced two series of baseball cards in the seventies (1975 and 1976). 

Both card series feature some of the game's greatest players.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Card #67: R.I.P. Frank Robinson

Yesterday on Collecting Cutch I highlighted black history month, but one guy who deserves a lot of credit for making black history is another Robinson who wasn't named Jackie.

Frank Robinson is the ONLY player to win MVP in both leagues.

He was the first black manager.

He won a triple crown award.

He was top 10 in Homeruns at time of his retirement.

He was one of the best and yet is one of the most underrated players in the history of the game.
I got this rag of a 1975 card for only a quarter a few years ago at a flea market.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Card #66: Cutch, Pops, and the Great One

Yesterday on the MLB Network there was a few short clips about Willie Stargell and the impact he had on the game.  They ran these segments as part of Black History Month.

I realize I haven't shown as many of my Clemente hits on here as I do on Collecting Cutch, but this would be a good time to show off one of my favorites.

Topps Heritage is my favorite release now that Gypsy Queen has eliminated their miniature cards.  This card features some of the most beloved players to ever wear a Pirates uniform.