2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Roberto Clemente
With the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball card set release, the ‘Mini Tallboys’ subset is easily one of the best parts of the issue.
The cards from this subset offer a very basic, but throwback feel that screams vintage. The set is 40 cards deep and offers a nice mixture of current players, stars from the 1980′s, and Hall of Fame legends.
This is the card of Roberto Clemente from the set:
One of the most dynamic Latin baseball players of all-time, Roberto Clemente was a pioneer for putting Latino players on par with the rest of the baseball world.
And Clemente was the star of the show!!
A 12-time All-star boasting enviable offensive and defensive skills, there was nothing that Clemente could not do on a baseball diamond. The owner of 3,000 career hits, 240 home runs, and 11 Gold Glove trophies, Clemente was one of the brightest stars in the National League for the better part of 18 years.
Clemente competed in two World Series championships, winning titles in both 1960 and 1971. In ’71 he was the World Series MVP largely due to his .414 batting average, 2 home runs, and 4 RBI.