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.

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