“Lost Cards”: The Year After, 1973

30 01 2014

1973

1973 topps Clemente

Best Player to retire in 1972.   Roberto Clemente (Hall of Famer)

Did he have a 1973 card?   Yes.

Clemente died tragically in the 1972 offseason.  He graced card #50 in the 1973 Topps set – with his career total of 3,000 hits shown prominently on the back.

Apologies to:   Hoyt Wilhelm (Hall of Famer).  Wilhelm had his last card was in 1972 Topps.  Thus far, there have been no retro cards made of him by Topps.  But Garvey Cey Russell Lopes did make a custom to right that wrong!

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