Lot # 58: 1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente White Back PSA 9 MINT

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier 2024 Auction",
which ran from 1/17/2024 9:00 AM to
2/3/2024 7:00 PM

(LOT 58)
1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente White Back PSA 9 MINT

NONE GRADED HIGHER!!! Roberto Clemente played the game as well as any outfielder who ever graced a baseball field, with this five-tool Hall of Famer residing as one of our National Pastime's most iconic all-time superstars. That said, what card could better exemplify this eloquent legend than one that stands as the finest of its kind, which is the exact hallowed stature of this PSA 9 MINT 1956 Topps White Back Clemente. The elite PSA grading service has encapsulated over 5,300 of the highly coveted White Back Clemente's, with NONE achieving a higher assessment (there is not a single 10), and only a microscopic 0.3% residing at the ultra-scarce MINT assessment! While Clemente was certainly a sensational all-around player, similar to Lou Gehrig, Clemente's legacy is immensely glorified due to his sudden death when he was tragically killed after the 1972 season due to a horrific plane crash, with the heroic Clemente attempting to assist earthquake victims in Nicaragua. His list of accomplishments is absolutely remarkable, including a .317 lifetime batting average, 3,000 career hits, the 1966 regular season MVP Award, four batting titles, and 12 consecutive Gold Glove Awards.

If that isn't enough, in 1971 he won the World Series MVP when he seemingly single-handedly dominated the Baltimore Orioles from both the batter's box and right field. The seldom-surfacing 9 assessment is justified by Clemente's breathtaking image, brilliant hues, crystal-clear clarity, snow-white borders, pinpoint corners, impeccable surfaces, and super rare virtually dead-on 50/50 centering. If you are seeking a nearly flawless cardboard representation of this baseball icon as a centerpiece attraction for your collection, then this magnificent 1956 Topps Clemente keepsake is the one for you. In May 2023, another PSA 9 traded for $43K in a public auction, more than substantiating the ultimate prestige of owning one of these pack-fresh keepsakes. It's not an overstatement to claim that legendary Hall of Fame right fielder Roberto Clemente is worshiped by the Hispanic baseball community at a similar level that Jackie Robinson was to all African Americans. His unequivocal legacy cemented in stone, the immortal Clemente will forever reside as one of baseball's greatest all-time players, with this remarkable PSA 9 offering tantamount to his unparalleled heroism that will surely stand the test of time!

MIN BID $10,000


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