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    Circa 1970 Roberto Clemente Single Signed Baseball. Today the Eastern Airlines logo stamped to the northern panel of this autographed sphere reads as tragic irony, as the man whose spectacular blue ink signature resides on the sweet spot would join the sad brotherhood of Knute Rockne and Rocky Marciano soon after the ball was autographed as American sporting icons lost in airplane crashes. It was near the end of the Pittsburgh Pirates legend's all-too-brief life that he served as a spokesman for the airlines, promoting flights between Miami and his native Puerto Rico at a time when the company was reeling from much-publicized hijacked flights to Cuba. Much the same as Babe Ruth and any number of other baseball legends, Clemente's late-in-life autographed spheres tend to rate highest on the condition scale, and this representation matches up with the very best of them.

    The blue ink sweet spot signature rates 8.5/10, and a few minor surface abrasions to the lightly-toned leather fail to impede upon the autograph. A top-tier specimen for the uncompromising collector. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.







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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
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