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1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie - PSA NM-MT 8

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $5,288

Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Striking ultra high-grade example of this extremely desirable rookie card of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. This is the highest-graded example of this classic we have ever offered. Clemente's rookie is a particularly rare card to find in high grade, in part due to so often being significantly off-center (related to its placement on production sheets). The PSA population report confirms our experience: Of the 2,421 Clemente rookie card examples graded by PSA to date, only thirteen have ever graded higher than this gem. This a strong example in all respects, with vibrant colors, four sharp corners, perfect registration, and no print lines or even stray background print marks whatsoever. The image is centered just a hint towards the bottom right border (approximately 55/45 L/R and 60/40 T/B), which is exceptional for this card. Perfectly crisp and clean, both front and back, and with perfect gloss. This is a tremendous world-class high-grade example of Roberto Clemente’s rookie card, one of the most important of all classic 1950s cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000.

SOLD FOR $5,288

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