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Old 08-12-2017, 05:23 PM
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Default "Bob" vs "Roberto" Clemente

Topps Anglicized Roberto Clemente's name as "Bob" from 1957 to 1969, but I only recently noticed that just about every other card maker was calling him Roberto in the '60s. Included here are a '62 Salada coin, '63 Post and Fleer, '68 KDKA and Atlantic Oil and '69 Nabisco and Transogram cards.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:22 PM
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I thought I've read he didn't like being called "Bob" as his given name was Roberto.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:31 PM
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As a Clemente fan, his Topps issues from the '57-69 era have always driven me nuts. I've also read before that the "Bob" references supposedly irked Clemente.

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Old 08-12-2017, 07:36 PM
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It made even less sense because he was Roberto on his first two Topps cards.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:07 AM
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I thought I've read he didn't like being called "Bob" as his given name was Roberto.
How could someone not like being called "Bob"?
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:16 AM
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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...y-of-his-debut

9. Although many media organizations and the Topps baseball card company often referred to him as “Bob,” Clemente adamantly rejected that name and repeatedly insisted he be called Roberto.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:40 AM
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At least they didn't go with Bob Walker!

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:59 PM
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How could someone not like being called "Bob"?
Is how would someone named bob like being called Roberto?!
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:35 PM
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I think the Topps typesetter got lazy.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:19 PM
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[quote=spaidly;1691153]I think the Topps typesetter got lazy.[/QUOTE

Don't think that's it.
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