Monday, February 22, 2010

CT Card of the Day-1969 Topps Deckled Edge Roberto Clemente

Today's card of the day doesn't need a bunch of verbiage behind it-its a 41-year-old card of my favorite all time player, one of the greatest to ever play the game. It is from 1969 when Roberto Clemente was a living legend in baseball. The card is imperfect in many ways. It is off-centered and the deckling (is that a word) is erratic and uneven. The black and white photo is a crisp portrait of Clemente holding two bats. I am sure a lot of pitchers felt like he was swinging 2 bats... This card is the 27th of 33 different cards in this subset. I have 2 of them and that seems close enough to chase it! Go Rays! troll out.