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Lot # 732: 1954 Roberto Clemente Contract with his Fingerprints (PSA)

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2019 Winter Classic",
which ran from 1/4/2019 9:00 AM to
2/1/2019 10:00 PM

Historically important "pre-rookie" contract is from his time with the Santurce Crabs (Cangrejeros de Santurce) of the Puerto Rican Leagues. This was his last team before he made it to the minor leagues and the Montreal Royals in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. This was before he was discovered by the Pirates and rerouted to Pittsburgh and immortality. Interestingly, the Pirates were not there for Roberto, their original target was pitcher Joe Black. Rare contract is blessed with incredibly early signature of Roberto Clemente as well as his father Melchor, due to his youth. Best of all, the contract contains the fingerprints (and DNA!) of both the young Roberto Clemente and his father next to their signatures. This takes this to a pantheon level on the memorabilia scale. The piece is nicely framed to 18x34" with matted photo of Roberto in his Santurce uniform. One of the rarest and finest Clemente signatures extant because of the early nature of it it is a pre-rookie 9/10 signature condition wise. Comes with PSA LOA for the signature. One of the more important Roberto Clemente pieces we have offered and undoubtedly THE finest signed piece we have seen in eons. The fact that this contains Roberto Clemente fingerprints and perhaps his DNA is truly special. Perhaps in a hundred years or so we can grow our own Numero Uno baseball player who with his combination of class and transcended the game with his effect on and off the field.

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