Lot # 71: 1959 Topps #478 Roberto Clemente PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 11 (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 71)
1959 Topps #478 Roberto Clemente PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

BEST OF THE BEST CLEMENTE!!! Tantamount to Roberto Clemente's rightful standing as one of our National Pastime's premier all-time players is this remarkable PSA 9 MINT 1959 Topps #478 marvel that has not been bested by a single PSA example! Amazing as it may seem, the esteemed PSA graders have handled some 7,500+ '59 Topps Clemente subjects, with not a single 10 existing on their census report. The Steel City's Hall of Fame right fielder could hit, throw, run and field as well or better than any player of his time, yet for all of his on-the-field glory, Clemente's legacy is predominantly related 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 provide aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. A perfect testament to his enduring legacy, this extraordinary offering presents itself in pack-fresh fashion, with its breathtaking portrait pose, radiant yellow background, dazzling white borders, pinpoint corners and pristine surfaces retaining virtually all of their original luster. Yet, the feature attribute for this time-defying heirloom is the near-perfect centering, with most examples reflecting seriously skewed images.

MIN BID $5,000


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