Lot # 173: “UNIQUE” 1968 Topps Game #6 Signed Roberto Clemente – PSA 7 NM AUTO GRADE – THE SOLE EXAMPLE ON THE PSA “POP” CHART!

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

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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 173)
"UNIQUE" 1968 Topps Game #6 Signed Roberto Clemente PSA 7 NM AUTO GRADE - THE SOLE EXAMPLE ON THE PSA "POP" CHART!

Total Autographed Pop: 1; Total "Un-Signed" Pop: 1,364; Var.% (Signed vs. Un-Signed Pop): 0.07%
This unfathomable Roberto Clemente signed Topps cards collection just happens to offer four separate subjects that are "unique" for their respective years, boasting incredible PSA "Pop 1" census report counts. One of those four rarities is this 1968 Topps Game #6 autographed Clemente marvel that resides as the sole signed subject from the 1,350+ examples handled by the prestigious grading company! PSA has graded the fine blue ink "Roberto Clemente" script a "7 NM", and along with the additional three "Pop 1" marvels in this grand offering (1959; 1963 and 1966 Topps), this "one of a kind" heirloom stands as one of Roberto Clemente's most formidable signed mementos.

The 1968 campaign would see Clemente slip below the .300 mark for the first time since 1959, with his .291 mark and eight consecutive Gold Glove Award still residing as lofty achievements. While the card itself emanates solid mid-grade aesthetics via its bright hues and relatively clean surfaces that have side-stepped any obtrusive blemishes, the most critical aspect is the timeless "Roberto Clemente" PSA 7 blue ink autograph that places it as the only known example of its kind. Its utmost rarity stems from Clemente's sudden death at the tender age of 38; killed in a tragic plane crash on December 31, 1972 in a benevolent attempt to deliver critical supplies to Nicaragua earthquake victims. Indeed, its undisputed PSA "Pop 1" status merits this miraculous keepsake a secure place in any world-class autograph compilation, and if you are trying to assemble a complete Clemente-signed Topps card gathering, this truly stands as your only option for capturing the "one of a kind" 1968 Topps #6 game card!

MIN BID $2,500

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