1956 Topps Roberto Clemente (White Back) #33 SGC 96 MINT 9...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1956 Topps Roberto Clemente (White Back) #33 SGC 96 MINT 9 - None Higher. Roberto Clemente lived a hero to the thousands of Pittsburgh fans as a physical wonder who possessed an enormous amount of natural talent and an obvious passion for the game. He died a hero to the people of Nicaragua for his selfless efforts to help the poor and impoverish after a devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake and a pair of aftershocks that claimed 6,000 lives and left 250,000 homeless, his body forever lost at sea following the crash of his overloaded earthquake relief plane in the coastal waters of his native Puerto Rico. Offered is one of the finest examples of his Topps card from 1956. Graded SGC 96 Mint 9 and we don't doubt that assessment. The SGC census shows just two submissions have earned a "Mint" label. None have as of yet to be graded any higher by SGC. 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 borderlines on perfection. With a card this impressive the stock used is really irrelevant. If you are a Clemente fan who wants nothing but the best for his/her collection, your search is over.
Guide Value or Estimate: $8,000 - up.
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