Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXVI
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/11/2011
Imagine that PSA has graded nearly 2,900 1957 Topps Roberto Clemente baseball cards with only a SOLE specimen besting this radiant PSA Mint 9 Clemente! It is not an overstatement to claim that legendary Hall of Fame right fielder Roberto Clemente is worshiped by the Hispanic baseball community at a similar level that Jackie Robinson was to all African Americans. In fact, both their iconic legacy’s extend far past their racial heritage since both players were, simply stated, two of the greatest performers Major League baseball has ever had the pleasure to witness! Clemente’s accomplishments are seemingly endless, including a .317 lifetime batting average, 3,000 career hits, the 1966 regular season MVP award, four batting titles, 12 consecutive gold glove awards, and if that isn’t enough, in 1971 he won the World Series MVP when he virtually single handedly dominated the Baltimore Orioles in both the batter’s box and right field. Yet, as is the case with the immortal Lou Gehrig, he will best be remembered for his tragic death when, after the 1972 season, his plane crashed carrying supplies to assist earthquake victims in Nicaragua. This offering provides “spine-tingling” image resolution, pristine colored hues, dazzling white borders, razor sharp corners and near perfect centering. . If you are seeking a virtually flawless cardboard representation of this baseball icon to augment your collection, then this world-class gem is the one for you!
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