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Description: Rare Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates professional model batting helmet c.1970. Original black composite Pittsburgh Pirates batting helmet with classic Pirates' mustard yellow painted top having black painted "P" on the front. "American Baseball Cap" mfg. titling found in raised lettering under the helmet bill with additional "Pro-Celd" (Patented in 1966 and widely used beginning in 1967) and size (7 3/8) labels under the interior. Vintage black marker "21" visible underneath a rectangular area which was later colored in with marker. The helmet exhibits heavy use including surface chipping and scratching. Based on image comparison it appears to be a Pirates black helmet from 1969 which was painted for use in 1970. Period batting helmets from Hall of Fame players are exceedingly rare with scant few documented examples entering the marketplace. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX
Estimated Price Range: ($20,000-$30,000)
Current EST:  10/18/18 2:34:43 PM
  Sold for Price: $55,000.00;