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    1972 Roberto Clemente Signed 3,000 Hits Poster. On September 30, 1972, Roberto Clemente doubled at Forbes Field to become the eleventh member of the 3,000 Hit Club. A tragic airplane crash on December 31st of that year would ensure that it would be his last. Presented is an exceptionally desirable piece autographed by the tragic Hall of Famer during that brief three month period Clemente enjoyed his Club membership. Clemente's distinctive handwriting makes it difficult to discern the identity of the person to whom he inscribes "With Best Wishes, Roberto Clemente," but the ink rates a solid 8/10. The poster itself exhibits an expected degree of wear, with minimal water staining and scattered creases and paper loss, but the overall effect does little to diminish the aesthetics. Given the fact that Clemente was away from the ballpark for the entirety of his life following his 3,000th hit on the season's final day, an autographed piece such as this should properly be considered an intense rarity and worthy of spirited bidding. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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