Monday, February 4, 2013

1972 Topps Babe Ruth Award - Roberto Clemente

In 1972 Topps released 6 "Awards" cards. These cards had pictures of the trophies on them.  I always thought that was kind of strange. Over the past few posts I've been putting pictures of the award winners on the cards.  I added facsimile autographs to identify the players while trying to keep the original look of the cards.

Roberto Clemente was the recipient of the Babe Ruth award in 1971. At that time, the Babe Ruth award is given to the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. Currently it is given to the post-season MVP. There were actually 2 awards given separately for the World Series MVP in 1971. (More information here) Clemente was the winner of both awards in 1971. He hit safely in all 7 games, including homers in game 6 and 7. 

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