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    1961 Topps Roberto Clemente #388 PSA Gem Mint 10 - One of Only Two In Gem MT! Roberto Clemente remains to this day one of the most beloved figures in the history of our National Pastime, and particularly among those fans of a Latin heritage. Though it was teammate Bill Mazeroski who clubbed one of the team's most famous home runs to claim an unlikely World Championship for the never-say-die Pittsburgh Pirates and it is the great Honus Wagner, who is considered "the" All-Time Greatest Pirate, neither holds a such an endearing and intimate place in the hearts of fans as does Roberto Clemente. He will always be remembered as the heart and soul not just of his Pirates teammates, the people of Pittsburgh and the people of his native Puerto Rico. Here we present one of the most pristine and desirable cards from his career to surface in the collecting hobby. Ironically, his death came at a time when the greatest concern was a plane being hijacked, not coming to a unthinkable demise, and that the doors leading to Cooperstown closed on his career with exactly 3,000 hits, as if fate was concerned history might forget the man who retired with a .317 BA and 2,999 hits.

    Graded PSA Gem MT 10, this is one of only two examples to earn the ultimate "Gem MT" rating from PSA from a total submission population of over 3,800 submissions. We could go on and on but the simple truth is we find a complete lack of any hint that the card has ever been handled by human hands. Every key attribute is impeccable. We can't imagine anyone being disappointed in adding this card to their collection.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
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