1969 Topps #50 Signed Roberto Clemente PSA 9 MINT AUTO GRADE!
This signed Roberto Clemente 1969 Topps #50 subject is one of only four PSA authenticated examples, a microscopic number versus the approximate 5,300 unsigned specimens that have been handled by PSA's card graders (0.08%). Locating a 1969 Topps autographed Clemente card is one of the most excruciating tasks in the autograph collecting field, substantiating why this extremely scarce "Pop 4" offering merits the highest hobby accolades. Further enticing is the sensational PSA 9 MINT signature assessment, with the bold blue ink "Roberto Clemente" script situated in horizontal fashion directly beneath his chin. Breathtaking to say the least, PSA 9 Clemente autographs are few and far between, substantiated by this offering joining the 1957 Topps card as the only two PSA 9 signed cards from this world-class gathering.
The 1969 season would see Clemente once again surpass the .300 mark, with the Cooperstown Inductee posting an incredible .345 mark while also winning his ninth consecutive Gold Glove Award. One of Clemente's most desirable Topps issues subjects has always been his 1969 Topps #50 subject, courtesy of the spine-tingling batting pose of this bona fide legend. Although not reflecting a PSA card grade, its spectacular aesthetics obviously suggest a potential mid-grade assessment, highlighted by an outstanding central image, crystal-clear clarity, snow white borders, somewhat right-angled corners, and the lack of any obtrusive surface flaws. One of the finest preserved Clemente mementos from this Cooperstown worthy offering, its "Pop 4" stature truly substantiates its sheer paucity level, with its sparkling PSA 9 MINT signature absolutely "stealing the show!"
MIN BID $2,500