A PACK OF CARDS: 1973 roberto clemente
  • A PACK OF CARDS: 1973 roberto clemente

    A PACK OF CARDS: 1973 roberto clemente

    original artwork, along with the original card

    20" x 30" framed (double matted, museum glass)

    pen, pencil, and marker

    ~sold~

     

    ballplayers often acquire a larger than life persona....our diamond heros become part of our lives, despite the fact that we don't truly know much about them as people

    at some point in the late 70's i got a hold of a biography and learned roberto clemente was as much a hall of fame ballplayer as he was a hall of famer humanitarian....i never had a chance to see him play but became a huge fan through that book, and subsequently his cards that i then sought

    fiercely proud of his puerto rican heritage, he stood tall against racism as he became a perennial all star with a laser arm from right field....with a national audience after the 1971 world series he conducted a television interview in spanish ....rather shocking at the time

     

    his life was tragically cut short after the '72 season when his plane crashed on a mission to bring aid to the people of Nicaragua suffering from the aftermath of massive earthquake....topps printed a final posthumous card of clemente in 1973

     

    ~~the PACK OF CARDS series~~

    growing up i was obsessed with baseball cards

    i collected as many as i could get my hands on,  and i studied them!

    the artwork, the stats, everything, i couldn't get enough

    literally every dime i made on my paper route went to cards

    baseball cards taught me about math, statistics, economics, spelling,

    geography, graphic design, on and on....

    and they became an integral part of my love for the game

     

    in this series, i will be revisiting and reimagining some of my favorite cards.

    each piece of original art will be framed along with the original card,

    double, sometimes triple matted, with museum glass

    (there won't be any prints made, just the originals)

     

    i'll add progress pics so you can follow the creation of each piece

     

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