1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 PSA Poor 1 (MC). ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 PSA Poor 1 (MC). He gave his Pittsburgh fans the pleasure of witnessing his 3,000th career hit before giving his life in a tragic airplane accident during the subsequent off-season while on a humanitarian aid mission to Nicaragua. 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, the first Topps breed to feature a landscape format.
Offered is a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 that PSA graded Poor 1 (MC).
Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - up.
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