Winter Auction 2017 Ending January 28
Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Hall of Famer, in his Rookie Card appearance. Among more than 4,200 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just fifteen examples have been awarded a higher, unqualified tier. One of the most universally admired and sought-after cards in the hobby! This cherished Clemente collectible was included in the difficult "high number" segment of the 1955 Topps issue. Although the young, energetic outfielder's first season only hinted at the brilliance that was to come, Clemente did earn his way into Pittsburgh's starting lineup, and he remained a fixture there until his untimely death. This specimen of his debut Topps card would be an undisputed centerpiece in any collection. The obverse design features a beautiful, artistic interpretation of Clemente's portrait and batting stance. His bold facsimile signature and the detailed Pirates logo enhance the item's favorable aesthetic. Clemente's facial image is compelling in its well-focused presentation, and the cardfront's intense colors, in general, are second to none. The corners form solid right angles culminating in admirable points, and the piece's reverse displays just a hint of attractive, even toning. Near Mint to Mint condition.
1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8
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