Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


1962 Post
Roberto Clemente

So what if it did come off he side of a cereal box? It's still Roberto Clemente.

Clemente is one of those special names when it comes to baseball cards. I consider any card of the slugging Pirate special. Even if it's badly cut from the side of a cardboard box.

And if you look hard enough, you can get one at an affordable price. This one set me back $5.

If you're lucky you could even get one for free.

(Insert promotion for POBC contest here)

Next week, I will be giving away a 1969 Topps Bob Clemente. Just leave a comment and qualify to win.

This week's giveaway is a 1959 Topps All-Star Warren Spahn. As I write this,  you still have a little more than 6 hours remaining to win Spahn. Again, just make a comment on this blog to win. You must comment by midnight (Pacific time) on May 5th to win Spahn, from midnight tonight to midnight on May 12 for Clemente.

Good luck.

And no, I will not be giving away this 1962 Post card. It's a keeper.


eltoro2012 said...
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eltoro2012 said...

I've been trying to put together the 1962 Post set, but the Mantle and Maris are little out of my price range (even when they are in poor condition).

Mike Kass said...

I would absolutely love to win a Bob Clemente.

Mike Kass said...

You have a great blog by the way. Thought you'd appreciate the CompClemente.

Jeff S said...

LOVED the ESPN article. More should be written about collecting the NOT GEM MINT cards. These are the cards that really make collections. Your 62 Post Clemente is great. I have the 62 Post Mantle, and all I have to say is "Did any of us know how to cut straight?????" HAHA The 1969 Topps Clemente giveaway would go great with my NOT GEM MINTS. Looks like he was playing this spring here in MN, in the snow storms.

petethan said...

So what you're saying is that this is a 2013 blog post about a 1962 Post card of the poster child for Puerto Rican baseball in the post-atomic age? Is that what we su-post to believe? (Yes, I know that this is just a bunch of compost, but I really want that post-Giants Willie Mays!)

Alva said...

This is cool!