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    1960's Roberto Clemente Handwritten Signed Letter to the People of Puerto Rico. The favorite son of Puerto Rico sends a message to his homeland in this handwritten letter provided to the newspaper "The New Day." His 9/10 blue ballpoint ink message on a page of letterhead from "The Pittsburgh Hilton" in his adopted hometown is translated as follows:

    "For my dear little island,

    Thank you for giving me the ability and the opportunity to represent you in the Major Leagues and for the inspiration to persevere that you have given me. Thank you also to the newspaper 'The New Day' for its courtesy in having extended this message to all my brothers.

    Roberto Clemente"

    A portion of the page, well clear of the writing, has been cut away for some unknown reason, but again we must stress that the writing is in no way affected, and the piece could easily be displayed without any indication of this alteration. Minor toning at upper left of the message area is barely worth a mention, nor are a few light creases that cross the text. A touching love letter to the land of his birth, a genuine treasure for the people of Puerto Rico. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    May, 2013
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