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Lot # 13: Roberto Clemente Signed Bio Page (PSA NM-MT 8 Auto)

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Presented is a biography page signed by Roberto Clemente, both the first Caribbean and the first Latin American player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Clemente was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and he played his entire 18-year MLB career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He hit .317 lifetime, with 240 home runs and exactly 3,000 hits. Clemente was on a mercy mission on December 31, 1972, flying on a plane that was scheduled to deliver emergency supplies to victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake, when the plane crashed, and Clemente lost his life. Clemente, who had a cannon for an outfield arm, won 12 Gold Gloves, and he was a 4-time National League batting champion. He was a key member of two Pittsburgh World Champion teams. In a special election in 1973, Clemente was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, with the normal five-year waiting period being waived. The signed bio page, filled with detailed, extensive information - all of it referencing Clemente and most likely originating from a yearbook - measures 8.1x11". The statistics on the comprehensive bio page are complete through 1968. Clemente signed the page in blue ink. The page has been encapsulated and PSA graded NM-MT 8 AUTO.

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