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    1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie #164 PSA NM-MT 8. Pittsburgh Pirates fans witnessed Roberto Clemente's 3,000th career hit in the last game of the 1972 season. The Pirates won the pennant, Clemente belted out 118 hits (granted a low for him) but batting .312 so there was no reason #21 wouldn't be on the 1973 roster but for the tragedy that would send his airplane into the waters off his native Puerto Rico. Like the noble Lou Gehrig before him, baseball waived the standard five-year waiting period for Hall of Fame enshrinement, honoring the fallen twelve-time Gold Glover along with Monte Irvin, George Kelly and Warren Spahn as members of the 1973 induction class.

    It all began here, during the 1955 season that would introduce not only one of the sport's greatest players, but one of its greatest men. Clemente is one of two elite stars to make his debut in this important issue with Sandy Koufax as the other key rookie of the set. While Koufax has no shortage of followers it is Clemente's rookie that makes one take an extra pause.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Centering is the most common condition factor for this issue as is the case with our offered specimen. Physically the card presents an impressive state of preservation.


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    March, 2021
    18th Thursday
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