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Lot # 550: 1955 Pittsburgh Pirates Team-Signed Baseball w/Rookie Roberto Clemente (PSA)

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Classic",
which ran from 2/25/2024 10:00 AM to
3/16/2024 10:00 PM

Official National League (Giles) baseball signed in blue ink by the following twenty-one members of the 1955 Pittsburgh Pirates: Clemente (rookie season), Long, Lynch, E. O'Brien, Shepard, J. O'Brien, Donoso, Freese, Saffell, Groat, Peterson, Hall, Law, Littlefield, Friend, Kline, Surkont, Thomas, Mejias, Martin, and one other (illegible). (The signature of manager Fred Haney on the sweet spot has been deemed a clubhouse example by PSA.) Signatures average 7/10 in grade. Clemente was twenty years old when he became the starting right fielder for the Pirates in 1955. Appearing in 124 games, he finished the year with 5 home runs, 47 RBI, and a .255 batting average. 1955 Pirates team-signed balls are scarce and represent one of the few items signed by Clemente that can be conclusively dated to his rookie season, making them especially significant. The ball displays light, even toning, and is otherwise in Near Mint condition. Full LOA from PSA.

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