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Back Lot Number: 746  
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Description: 1972 Roberto Clemente 3,000th Hit Champagne bottle. Original Rene Briand champagne bottle (1966 vintage) as given to Clemente in celebration of his 3,000th career hit on the final day of the 1972 regular season, September 30th. Oversized bottle measures 16" in height including the original cork. The vast majority of the original labeling remains intact with period printed inscription in blue ink, "Roberto Clemente Pgh, Pirates, 1972" written on main label possibly in Clemente's own hand. The bottle once had a painted "3,000" in white paint just above the main label of which there are vestiges remaining visible but have since flaked off from age. A copy of a vintage photograph showing the "3,000" will be included with the bottle. Poignant and desirable piece with relation to Clemente's signature career accomplishment which certainly bore great personal meaning to Roberto who retained it in a prominent position within his collection. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-EX
Estimated Price Range: ($2,500-$5,000)
Current EST:  11/20/18 5:09:27 PM
  Sold for Price: $2,000.00;