Lot # 168: 1964 Topps #440 Signed Roberto Clemente – PSA 4 VG-EX Card Grade; PSA 7 NM AUTO GRADE – One of Only Two Examples on the PSA “Pop” Chart!

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 12 (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 168)
1964 Topps #440 Signed Roberto Clemente PSA 4 VG-EX Card Grade; PSA 7 NM AUTO GRADE - One of Only Two Examples on the PSA "Pop" Chart!

Total Autographed Pop: 2; Total "Unsigned" Pop: 3,032; Var.% (Signed vs. Unsigned Pop): 0.07%
It is virtually inconceivable that of the 3,030+ PSA encapsulated 1964 Topps Clemente's, only two examples include a signature of the iconic Roberto Clemente! Indeed, the two autographed Clemente 1964 Topps Cards authenticated by PSA represent a microscopic 0.07% of the total number of '64 Topps subjects handled by the PSA graders. With that in mind, we cannot imagine a more fitting tribute to the iconic Hall of Fame right fielder's legacy than to offer one of those two autographed specimens, with this PSA 4 VG-EX offering including a super eye pleasing PSA 7 NM "Roberto Clemente" ink signature. The 1964 campaign would see Clemente capture his second of four National League batting titles, with the Hall of Famer posting a sensational .339 mark while also winning his fourth Gold Glove Award. The fine blue ink signature is situated across his classic Pittsburgh Pirates uniform, with the superb "VG-EX" assessment based on sparkling hues, no obtrusive surface flaws, crystal clear clarity and even corner wear consistent with the grade. Indeed, Clemente's imposing batting image literally jumps off the card, and the most significant ultra-rare signature places it as one of only two PSA authenticated examples. If you are compiling an autographed Roberto Clemente card collection, this suffices as an arguable "once in a lifetime" opportunity to seize what is one of the immortal right-fielders scarcest scripted Topps subjects!

MIN BID $2,500

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