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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 rates 7/10, contrasting well against the white fabric of his jersey. "Para Giselle," he writes, "[illegible], Roberto Clemente." The poster itself exhibits an expected degree of wear, with general rumpling and some loss to the left edge, 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. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    May, 2013
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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