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1968 Topps Game #6 Roberto Clemente Autographed Card with Full JSA

Lot Number 439

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It has been nearly 40 years since the heroic Roberto Clemente lost his life while participating in a humanitarian mission to aid earthquake victims in Nicaragua. While the decades pass swiftly, the legend and legacy of the Pirates superstar has not waned. This 1968 Topps Game #6 Roberto Clemente was penned by the Hall of Famer just years before his untimely passing in December 1972. The bold, blue ballpoint ink script is placed vertically to the right of Clemente’s portrait with a resounding (“8-9”) autograph strength. The card technically grades (VG), but the strength of the coveted script overwhelms any technical detractors. The back is clean. While Topps Clemente gum cards occasionally surface, this is the first exemplar from the 1968 Topps Game subset that we have encountered. An instant collection cornerstone with a full photo LOA from JSA.

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