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    1972 Roberto Clemente Single Signed Baseball Commemorating 3,000th Hit. Absolutely exceptional single signed sphere is a dual threat, pairing outstanding condition with unbeatable historical relevance. The black ink sweet spot signature, reading "Best Wishes, Roberto Clemente," rates minimally an 8.5/10, and projects especially well against the stark white background of the "Worth Official League" ball. Applied to the adjacent side panel is a typed paper slip that reads, "Commemorating 3,000th Hit, Sat. Sept. 30, 1972 vs. Jon Matlock of New York Mets." This is clearly some sort of presentational piece, though the fact that we've never seen one before would ensure that the list of recipients was a short one, very likely confined to members of the Pirates squad. Surely those who would be in the market for a Clemente single are aware that the Hall of Fame outfielder would never record another hit after his 3,000th, perishing in an airplane crash following the 1972 season while on a humanitarian mission. A very special piece from a very special ballplayer. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication. Guide Value or Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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