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    1956 Topps Roberto Clemente (White Back) #33 PSA Mint 9. Roberto Clemente lived a hero of Pittsburgh fans and died a hero of Nicaragua, his body forever lost at sea following the crash of his overloaded earthquake relief plane in the coastal waters of his native Puerto Rico. Already guaranteed baseball immortality through his eighteen brilliant seasons of Major League service and his newly-minted key to the 3,000 Hit Clubhouse, Roberto Clemente achieved the closest thing to baseball sainthood that tragic last day of 1972.

    Cards and collectibles bearing his likeness are treasured mementos. From the earliest years of his career he offer one of the finest examples of what is his second Topps card from 1956. It is hard to believe this "White Stock" variant earns sexagenarian status as it appears as magnificent today as it must have so many summers ago. Colors, gloss, surfaces, corners, even centering is utter perfection. Graded PSA Mint 9. We can't imagine anyone contradicting that assessment. The PSA census shows eighteen submissions have earned a "Mint" label. Exactly how many of those are White Backs is impossible to know, but we can assure there are none graded higher.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 20
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