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Description: Fine Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates professional model home jersey c.1970-71 (NL East and World Championship Era)(Possible Attribution to Roberto Clemente Day). Cream color knit pullover Pirates home jersey retaining its original team name on front with "21" on both front and back in classic black on gold color scheme. Jersey retains its original Rawlings size 40 tagging inside tail front along with wash instructional tag. Overall use is very fine with evident wash and surface wear in addition to soiling to several areas. The cream surface of the shirt does display some minor age spotting which could easily be cleaned is so desired but was left intact for historical integrity. Although non pinstriped jerseys are exceedingly difficult to precisely photo match to a particular game or event the offered jersey bears a striking resemblance to the example worn by Clemente on July 24, 1970 during Roberto Clemente Night festivities at Three Rivers Stadium. This comparative attribution is based on letter/numeral alignment in combination with dating period. In any event, a highly desirable Clemente game jersey with unimproveable primary source provenance dating to the pinnacle of his Hall of Fame career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX
Estimated Price Range: ($50,000-$100,000)
Current EST:  10/20/18 6:38:36 AM
  Sold for Price: $60,000.00;