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Lot # 126: Roberto Clemente Signed Bio Page (PSA NM-MT 8)

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Pop-Up",
which ran from 1/14/2024 7:00 PM to
1/28/2024 10:00 PM



Displayed is a signed bio page for Pittsburgh Pirates' Hall of Fame right fielder Roberto Clemente. Clemente played 18 Major League seasons, all with the Pirates (1955-72). He was a key contributor to the 1960 and 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates World Champions and the '71 World Series MVP. He was the NL MVP, a 15-time All-Star, a 4-time batting champion, and a 12-time Gold Glove winner. Clemente helped to develop his throwing arm when he threw the javelin in high school in his native Puerto Rico, and his right arm was legendary for his cannon throws from the outfield. Clemente batted .317 lifetime, with 240 home runs. He had exactly 3,000 career hits. Clemente died on December 31, 1972, in a plane crash when he was a passenger on a plane that was attempting to fly from Puerto Rico to Nicaragua with rescue supplies for victims of an earthquake, a mission that Clemente had orchestrated. The biography page was issued prior to the 1960 season, a magical season for the Pirates as they would go on to win the World Series in seven games over the New York Yankees. Clemente had a fine season in '60, batting .314, with 16 home runs and 94 RBIs. The bio page measures 5.25x8.25". It features a black-and-white photo of Clemente, curriculum vitae, detailed batting statistics, and a five-paragraph biography. On the verso is a bio page for then Pittsburgh Pirate prospect Larry Foss, a pitcher who pitched briefly for the Pirates in '61 and the New York Mets in '62. Clemente has signed the page in blue ink. The bio page is in EXCELLENT condition. The bio page has been encapsulated and Clemente's auto-grade has been PSA/DNA certified as NM-MT 8.

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