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    1972 Roberto Clemente Signed Personal Check, PSA/DNA MINT 9. The tragic Hall of Famer's autograph could not be considered "common" in any format, but collectors of signed checks have been bedeviled for decades by the scarcity of these official documents. Perhaps two or three will change hands at auction each year, but here we encounter the finest of that supply, Clemente's blue ink signature rating a stellar 9/10 on a check free of any folds, tears or stains.

    The date of "April 1st, 1972" and the "General Telephone Co." payee are likewise written in Clemente's strong hand, the hefty "$156.64" total almost certainly the result of many hours speaking with friends and family back home in his native Puerto Rico.

    Just nine months after writing this check, the newly initiated member of the 3,000 Hit Club would perish at sea, bringing an end to one of the game's most brilliant careers, and securing Clemente's status as one of the toughest autographs of post-war Hall of Famers. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Mint 9.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 18
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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