Lot # 166: “UNIQUE” 1963 Topps #540 Signed Roberto Clemente – PSA 8 NM-MT AUTO GRADE – THE SOLE EXAMPLE ON THE PSA “POP” CHART!

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2022 Auction",
which ran from 8/18/2022 12:00 PM to
9/10/2022 7:00 PM

(LOT 166)
"UNIQUE" 1963 Topps #540 Signed Roberto Clemente PSA 8 NM-MT AUTO GRADE - THE SOLE EXAMPLE ON THE PSA "POP" CHART!

One of the four Clemente "Pop 1" marvels in this spectacular offering is this scripted 1963 Topps #540 rarity that is currently UNIQUE to the PSA census report. Indeed, of the 2,750+ examples handled by the prestigious grading company, this museum worthy offering truly stands alone! Reflecting a bold blue ink "Roberto Clemente" PSA 8 NM-MT script across his shirt sleeve, the card itself reveals fine "VG-EX" aesthetics, starting with an atypical near-perfectly centered image. No glaring surface blemishes are evident, and the classic Clemente half-body pose reveals sparkling hues. An additional highly-coveted attribute is the fine lower blue border that has eluded any serious surface flaking.

Raving the way, however, is the outstanding Clemente signature that places this "anomaly" as the only known 1963 Topps signed Clemente heirloom. Clemente will forever be considered one of our National Pastime's greatest Hall of Famers, with his immortal stature solidified by his tragic death at the tender age of 38; killed in a plane crash over the Atlantic Ocean on December 31, 1972 in an attempt to deliver critical supplies to Nicaragua earth-quake victims. If you are assembling a signed Robert Clemente card collection, this is the SOLE option for filling the 1963 Topps #540 void, with this "one of a kind" scripted keepsake truly destined to find its way into one of the hobby's premier autograph and/or Roberto Clemente autographed gatherings!

MIN BID $2,500

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