One of my next projects might be a nice run of Roberto Clemente cards.  As you know, Clemente passed away quite a while ago.  You also probably know that he was one heck of a baseball player.

Did you know though, that he hit number 3,000 for his career in the last regular game he ever played?  Yup, he had exactly 3,000 hits.  I think that is just so amazing.  It kind of makes me bummed out thinking about Gehrig, and how he was only 7 shy of 500 homers.  Clemente getting 3,000 smack dab on the button?  Awesome!

It is late, so without further ado …. 1978 and 1980 Topps Roberto Clemente.  Oh, if these cards truly existed … well, I mean, before tonight 🙂

Note the facsimile autograph on the ’80 Topps just like the rest of the set had.

I custom did texturing on the backs like I do all my vintage customs, to give them that old timey look.

Some of the vintage backs of Topps cards have comics on the back.