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    1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie #164 PSA NM-MT 8. The folks at Topps turned the baseball world on its ear for 1955, abandoning the portrait format that dominated the hobby since its inception for a landscape design that provided exciting new options for company artists. Yet this pioneering distinction tends to be an afterthought for collectors today, whose primary association with the Eisenhower-era issue is the rookie debut of two of the most beloved Cooperstown residents, Roberto Clemente and Sandy Koufax. Card #164 is the hobby's favorite memento of the Puerto Rican-born Pittsburgh Pirate. With its photo-quality portrait, a glimpse of the outfielder's batting stance, and an artful background of dark green fading to light it has become a fitting tribute.

    The offered example presents beautifully. As expected, the card's corners, surfaces, gloss and printing exhibit a superior standard. Graded PSA NM-MT 8.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $80,000 - up.

    Auction Info

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    October
    28th Thursday
    Auction Dates
    November
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
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    1 Day
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