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Lot # 913: 1955 Roberto Clemente First Game in Pirates Uniform Ticket Stub PSA VG-EX 4 (Pop 1 of 1 Highest Graded)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Summer Classic",
which ran from 7/16/2023 7:00 PM to
8/5/2023 10:00 PM

Originally scheduled for April 12 but postponed until April 13th due to rain, the Pirates were in Brooklyn to play the Dodgers for the first time of the highly anticipated 1955 season. As one would imagine, the fans at Ebbets field were waiting with bated breath to see their "Bums," Jackie Robinson, Roy Camapanella, Duke Snider and the rest run onto the field. Another part of the field one might have considered looking at that beautiful day in Brooklyn would have been the Pirates dugout. Sitting in the dugout with the rest of the team was a young, fresh faced Roberto Clemente in his Pirates uniform for the first time ever. Although he did not make an appearance on the field that day, Roberto was well on his way to becoming a household name. Born in Puerto Rico, where he played his first professional ball at age 18, he was offered a minor league contract coincidentally by the Brooklyn Dodgers before he was drafted as a 1st round selection by the Pirates in 1954. From that memorable day comes this beautiful ticket stub. Clean with bright red "Dodgers" lettering, this exquisite ticket has been graded and encapsulated VG-EX 4 STUB by PSA. Remarkable piece.

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