July 2019 Autographs & Memorabilia Auction - Ends Saturday, July 20th
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During his 18-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente's achievements were many: he was a 15-time All Star, a 12-time Gold Glove Award winner, the 1966 National League MVP, 3,000 Hits Club member and eventually a Hall of Famer. Even though his skills on the baseball diamond placed his name with the likes of Mays, Aaron, Mantle and other greats of his day, some would argue that his greatest achievements in life were the charitable contributions he made to those less fortunate. Clemente was killed too soon - on December 31, 1972, his plane crashed while flying relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. This Official National League (Feeney) baseball was signed on the sweet spot by Clemente in blue ink, with the inscription "Carinosamente", meaning "lovingly/affectionately" or "kindly" in his native Spanish. The signature is on the sweet spot and remains strong. The ball is in fine condition with light toning and spotting throughout. Fully authenticated Clemente single-signed baseballs are always highly desired as his personal valet, Phil Dorsey, signed many items on his behalf during the last few years of his playing career, with Dorsey's signatures being quite difficult to differentiate from Clemente's. Please note that the inscription "Tercer Dia Del Pelotero Atlanta Julio 8, 72 Latino Americano" has been written in an unknown hand around the commissioner stamping. This ball is accompanied by a full Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA.
Roberto Clemente Superb Single Signed 1972 ONL Baseball (PSA/DNA)Roberto Clemente Superb Single Signed 1972 ONL Baseball (PSA/DNA)Roberto Clemente Superb Single Signed 1972 ONL Baseball (PSA/DNA)
Roberto Clemente Superb Single Signed 1972 ONL Baseball (PSA/DNA)
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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,596.49
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Saturday, July 20, 2019.
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