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    1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 PSA NM-MT 8. 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. 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. You will find his fellow 1955 rookie Hall of Famer, Sandy Koufax, likewise an essential component in any quality post-war baseball card assembly.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Over 4,500 (non-qualified) examples of the martyred Hall of Famer's debut card have been submitted for evaluation by the experts at PSA. Only fifteen unqualified specimens have soared higher than the offered example. As to be expected, the card displays vivid colors, fresh gloss, precise registration and four high-quality corners including a pair of "minty" corners.


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    July, 2019
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