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Autographed 1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,851
This 1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente card features a magnificent blue ballpoint-ink 1950s vintage signature (grading "9/10") of the legendary star on the front. Encapsulated by Beckett, with the signature labeled "Authentic" by James Spence Authentication. Clemente signed cards are exceedingly rare, and this is only the second signed example of his 1956 Topps card that we have ever offered. The first example appeared as Lot 626 in our April 2005 auction and realized a final sales price of $4,930. The offered card is an exceptional example, featuring one of the finest Clemente signatures we have seen on a card, making it worthy of any advanced Clemente, autograph, or signed baseball-card collection. The card, which displays no creases, has modest corner wear, as well as two very tiny areas of abrasion along the top white border. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. This both a rare and highly desirable signed Clemente card dating from his second season in the majors. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $3,851
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