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    1972 Roberto Clemente 3,000th Hit Full Ticket, Only Known Example. It's hard not to believe in fate, in the benevolence of the Baseball Gods, when considering that the noble Clemente recorded his 3,000th career hit during the last of his 2,433 regular season games. Just three months later his airplane, loaded with supplies for the victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake, would fall into the sea, ending the life of one of the few athletes truly worthy of the label of "hero."

    Stubs from this otherwise inconsequential game--the Pirates had long since locked up the National League East to ultimately finish eleven games ahead of the second place Cubs--rarely surface at public auction. Heritage realized a price of $4,182 for a stub in May 2005, one of just four to pass through our offices. But this is the first full ticket from that contest known to exist, and there's no reason to think it won't be the last as well.

    The untorn ticket which would have supplied the owner with a third row view of history exhibits mild bending but none of the typical staining or tearing found in period paper. PSA encapsulation of this exceedingly rare relic provides both protection and unquestioned authenticity.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2011
    4th Thursday
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