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    1958 Topps Roberto Clemente (White Letters) #52 PSA Mint 9 - Only Two Higher. Roberto Clemente remains to this day one of the most beloved figures in the history of our National Pastime, and particularly among those fans of a Latin heritage. Though it was teammate Bill Mazeroski who clubbed one of the team's most famous home runs to claim an unlikely World Championship for the never-say-die Pittsburgh Pirates and it is the great Honus Wagner, who is considered "the" All-Time Greatest Pirate, neither holds a such an endearing and intimate place in the hearts of fans as does Roberto Clemente. He will always be remembered as the heart and soul not just of his Pirates teammates, the people of Pittsburgh and the people of his native Puerto Rico. Here we present one of the most pristine and desirable cards from his career to surface in the collecting hobby. Ironically, his death came at a time when the greatest concern was a plane being hijacked, not coming to a unthinkable demise, and that the doors leading to Cooperstown closed on his career with exactly 3,000 hits, as if fate was concerned history might forget the man who retired with a .317 BA and 2,999 hits.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. This is one of sixteen examples of the "White Team Letters" variant to earn a Mint assessment from PSA, there are two rated higher. The lack of any hint that the card has ever been handled by human hands is immediately evident. Every key attribute including the combination of perfect colors, problem-free surfaces, fresh gloss and of course impeccable corner quality. A fantastic example.


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