Friday, February 6, 2015

1960 Topps #326: Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates, OF

My 1960 Topps set is starting to build up relatively nicely.  This morning I counted out a total of 216 cards from this 572-card set.  With over a third of the '60T set complete, I've also managed to stack up quite a number of key and subset cards like team checklists, managers, coached, rookie stars, all-star rookies, sport magazine selections, and player combos.  Little by little, this set seems to just have almost built itself.  As icing on the cake, I've now added Roberto Clemente to this collection.  This acquisition is especially significant because in 1960, the World Series featured the Clemente's Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the New York Yankees.  This was probably the year that Clemente first exploded as a superstar on a national scale because he was selected to his first of 12 total All-Star teams, and would begin winning Gold Gloves every year afterward throughout the rest of his career.  Next to his '55T rookie card, this is probably the next most significant card to have for a Clemente collection.  Although this particular card have some surface wear and corner rounding, it's very well centered for the most part and represents the type of low-grade vintage I like to find.   

1 comment:

  1. The '60 Clemente is just a great card. I love backs of the set are really great. Nice pickup!