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Description: Exceptional July 24, 1970 Roberto Clemente Night presentational trophy from Shell Oil Co. Large format figural trophy as presented to Clemente during on field ceremonies at Three Rivers Stadium. Substantive silver plated two handle loving cup atop a black painted wooden base with large winged angel finial at top. Silver-plated band encircles the wooden base inscribed (in Spanish and English), "To Roberto Clemente for your brilliant sports work and source of encouragement and inspiration for our youth: The Shell Company Puerto Rico Limited, July 24, 1970". The wooden base at the bottom of trophy has been restored and the silver-plated figural components exhibit surface patination to some areas with some surface wear to the plating. One of the more significant of the trophies presented to Clemente during the ceremony and is visible in several period images with Clemente on field. 30" tall. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-EX
Estimated Price Range: ($2,500-$5,000)
Current EST:  10/15/18 5:19:53 PM
  Sold for Price: $3,000.00;