Description

    Signed 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 Rookie Card - PSA/DNA Authentic Auto NM-MT 8. This era of the hobby will be known as the era of the Hall of Famer rookie card. Prices paid is becoming the best reflection of the trust hobbyists and/or investors are putting in the greats of the game fans have admired for decades. Few cards are more passionately pursued than the rookie card debut of HoFer Roberto Clemente from the 1955 Topps edition. Its appearance in the scarcer high number run is just an added bonus to its allure. Clemente - the athlete - was one of the finest to take a position or step in a batter's box. Clemente - the man - holds status as nothing short of a genuine hero. His first card has always been considered one of the top 100 cards in the hobby with its ranking going up with each passing year. With such fanfare, it is a pleasure to be able to say that this is not just any Roberto Clemente rookie card.

    At first one sees the all-too typical uneven centering. Your eye is then caught up by the colorful graphics brought to life via layer of fresh gloss and problem free surfaces. The modest corner wear is acceptable and quickly overshadowed when one sees the swirling lettering in blue ball point pen that reads, "Roberto Clemente." The card is a pleasing "VG/EX" example, the signature has been graded NM-MT 8! Encapsulated PSA/DNA Authentic Auto 8. This is a fantastic and certainly treasured addition to any collection. This is one of only six Clemente rookies encapsulated by PSA/DNA according to their website. This is the first Clemente signed rookie card we have handled.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Sportscard (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,417

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 4 days left to consign to the 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want to again thank you for a job well done. Your professionalism prevailed through out the process for which I am so grateful.
    Jerry D.,
    New Ulm, MN
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Yankee Legends Collection Sports - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Yankee Legends Collection Sports - Dallas
    REALIZED $3,846,977