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See a Picture of this Item 52 Fine 1990 Tony Gwynn Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Highly prestigious trophy as awarded to Gwynn for his performance during the 1990 season. One of a total of (6) he earned during his Hall of Fame career. Wood base has brass placard applied at front that reads "1990 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Presented to Tony Gwynn, Honoring His Selection as The Finest In The Field." Mounted on plinth above is an additional placard which bears his printed likeness and this supports a gold colored Rawlings fielder's glove. Supports on either side hold a pair of gold colored baseballs. Touch of light scattered wear: EX/MT $25,000.00 ($20,000-$30,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $25,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 59 1983 Mike Flanagan Baltimore Orioles World Series Championship ring. Original ring features the "Orioles" team name in scripted logo font at center of top face with a field of (19) diamonds of varying size serving as background. "1983 World Champions" is lettered around the edge. Left shank has " World Series 1983" titling at top with the batting bird mascot/logo below in relief. Right has the player name "Flanagan" atop a rendering of the World Series trophy and his number "46" at bottom. Marked on the interior band, "Balfour 10K." Size 11 with mild wear and weighs (30) grams. Rare opportunity to acquire a cherished presentational piece as awarded to a prominent team member: EX/MT $7,000.00 ($20,000-$30,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 62 1975 Thurman Munson Gold Glove award. Rare 1975 Thurman Munson Gold Glove Award. While Thurman Munson's accolades and accomplishments are often in relation to his clutch hitting and clubhouse leadership, defensive play was never a liability for Thurman. Along with Carlton Fisk and Johnny Bench, Thurman Munson was regarded as one of the finest defensive backstops of his era. Munson's impressive career defensive statistics clearly illustrate his prowess behind the plate in an everyday role for eleven years: .982 lifetime fielding percentage, 6253 putouts, and only 127 errors in nearly 1,300 career games. One of the legendary stories relating to Thurman's defensive career occurred during the 1971 season, in which he committed only one single error. As unbelievable as the statistic is, this error was not executed on a routine passed ball or errant throw, but because a runner knocked Thurman unconscious at home plate dislodging the ball. Munson was bestowed with the pinnacle of defensive accolades, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, for three consecutive American League seasons, from 1973 through 1975. The offered award dates to the 1975 season with the award itself measuring an imposing 16" tall by 18" long. Wooden plinth style trophy base features applied brass placards with image of Munson and titling having crossed bat supports holding two gold painted baseballs. Trademark Rawlings gold painted "Major League" model catcher's mitt resides in the center. The award remains in superlative original condition with minimal age or surface wear. Hunt Auctions was honored to conduct the Thurman Munson Collection auction on behalf of the Munson family in 2008. This particular specimen was retained by the family and now joins his 1974 Gold Glove award (sold in 2008) as the only two examples having entered the marketplace. Very significant award from one of the most revered players of the 1970s era originating directly from Munson's personal collection. Includes letter of provenance $95,000.00 ($50,000-$75,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $95,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 97 Fine Lefty Grove professional model glove attributed to his 300th win season. Rawlings Ken Keltner model right handed glove displaying considerable usage wear originates from the Grove Family Collection and was the only example that was kept from his playing days. The name "Gove" is interestingly misspelled on the wrist strap. Piece of the webbing has replaced lacings mentioned for accuracy only. An image of Grove taken on March 11, 1941 during Red Sox Spring Training (Corbis #BE050890) appears to show the Hall of Famer wearing what may be this glove or one which is nearly identical. The Keltner model was a top of the line professional quality glove which was produced by Rawlings from 1940 to around 1951 and an accompanying letter of provenance from Grove's grandchildren identifies the offered example as having been worn in 1941 specifically; the season in which he recorded his 300th and final win. An important and well sourced piece from one of the finest pitchers of the 20th Century. Includes letter of provenance and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $22,500.00 ($25,000-$35,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $22,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 99 Christy Mathewson attributed professional model glove c.1905-1910. Wright & Ditson brand left handed glove is a top of the line split finger model with 2.5" web joining thumb to forefinger. A well preserved manufacturers label remains in place on the wriststrap and there is some general usage and mild age related wear. Included letter of provenance from a Mathewson descendant relays that the glove "was owned and used by my great-uncle Christy Mathewson. I have owned this glove since about 1940 when it was given to me as a Christmas present by my great-aunt Jane (Christy's wife)...aunt Jane specifically mentioned that this was a glove that Christy had actually played with while a member of the New York Giants..." Not having a sense of the historical or monetary value until many years later, he goes on to state that he played with the glove on occasion and there are some faint scratched in initials which are likely the result. Mathewson remains a baseball immortal; revered as one of the game's most dominant pitchers with career statistics that rank him among the best to have ever played. Substantive pieces related to his career are both notably rare and highly desirable with the offered among the most important we have handled. Includes letter of provenance and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $65,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 142 Rare Roberto "Momen" Clemente professional model baseball bat c.1959-60 (PSA "GU 7.5"). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 33.1oz. Model number "S2" has been factory stamped in the knob which has an illegible vintage marker notation. Usage wear evident throughout with visible ball/contact marks and some grain swelling due to repeated contact. The bat finish has had some minor professional restoration to the surface and presents beautifully with a honey brown patination. Rare and desirable "Momen Clemente" facsimile signature stamping on the barrel differs from the traditional "Roberto" first name seen on later period examples. A choice example which is being offered publicly for the first time. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and PSA/DNA (Graded "GU 7.5"): EX $18,000.00 ($20,000-$30,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 153 Fine 1964 Mickey Mantle professional model All-Star Game bat (MEARS "A8"). Adirondack 302 model bat with "Mantle 1964 All Stars" block lettered into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 33oz. Model number "113A" has been factory stamped in the knob. A touch of light evident usage wear as identified by MEARS "appears to be a single ball mark on top of the barrel...along with some minor surface abrasions." Making his 14th All-Star Game appearance, Mantle went 1-4 and scored a run for the American League in the event which took place in New York's Shea Stadium. Despite playing in a total of (16) All-Star Games, the bats which were produced for his use in these mid-summer classics seldom surface and are particularly sought after. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions and MEARS (graded "A8"): EX $22,500.00 ($25,000-$50,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $22,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 161 Highly significant 1966 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles World Series Championship ring. Classic design features a large diamond on the top face which is set within a baseball field against jet black background. "Baltimore Orioles World Champions" is lettered around the beveled edge. On the right shank is a relief of Memorial Stadium with "Orioles" team name scripted on a baseball and the year "1966" below. Left shank has the name "B.Robinson" across the top and is decorated below with a design that incorporates a glove, bats, and baseball with number "5" impressed. The interior band has been stamped "LGB 14K" and has "Official" engraved. Size (10.5) weighing (25) grams with a touch of light general wear and a few small chips to black stone on top. One of the greatest defensive position players in baseball history, Robinson spent his entire (23) year career in Baltimore earning an impressive (16) Gold Glove Awards. The 1964 American League MVP lead Baltimore to their first World Series Championship in 1966 and repeated again in 1970. One of the most important Championship rings to have entered the marketplace and one of only a select few to have been awarded to a player of this caliber. Includes signed letter of provenance from Brooks Robinson: EX/MT (With note to onyx chipping) $90,000.00 ($100,000-$150,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $90,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 176 Outstanding and unique Mickey Mantle professional model baseball bat c.1958 - Confiscated by Umpire Ed Hurley! (PSA/DNA "GU 10"). Adirondack 302 model bat with "Mickey Mantle" block lettered into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 33.2oz. Model number "206A" has been factory stamped in the knob. Light usage wear is evident throughout and the entire reverse of the barrel has been "pock" marked with what must have the tip of nail or sharp tool. As relayed in the accompanying letter of provenance, signed by Umpire Ed Hurley, "...It was during the 1958 season that I confiscated this Mickey Mantle white letter Adirondack bat...While at bat I noticed the Mick's bat revealed pock marking, forming a grid of perforations on the barrel in an area thick enough to cover both sides of sweetspot for a switch-hitter. Apparently Mantle believed the waffle-iron effect would provide more traction and harder contact. I had no choice but to remove it from the game because this practice is against the rules of baseball." In the midst of his most productive seasons, Mantle would lead the American League in home runs for 1958 as the Yankees went on to claim their fifth World Series Championship with him as a team member. An exceptional example with regard to provenance and overall display value. Includes letter of provenance from Hurley and LOAs from PSA/DNA ("GU 10"), MEARS ("A10"), and Hunt Auctions: EX $40,000.00 ($30,000-$50,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $40,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 177 Exceptional Joe DiMaggio professional model baseball bat c.1948-49 - Museum quality example from teammate Phil Rizzuto (PSA/DNA "GU 10"). Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with DiMaggio facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 36" long and weighs 36.3oz. Model number "D29L" has been factory stamped in the knob. Outstanding usage wear is evident throughout with ball and stitch marks visible on the barrel along with some scattered cleat and rack marks. A heavy coat of pine tar remains on the handle; a rare trait which has been observed in images of DiMaggio during the period. An included letter of provenance signed by teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto confirms that the bat is from his personal collection. Without reservation we can state that the offered ranks among the finest DiMaggio game bats in private hands and the best that we have handled in our (25) year history. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA ("GU10"), MEARS ("A 10"), and Hunt Auctions: EX $120,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $120,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 178 Important 1949 Jackie Robinson All-Star Game professional model baseball bat (MVP Season)(PSA/DNA "GU 10")(MEARS A10). Historically significant bat as issued to Jackie Robinson for use in the game played at Ebbets Field during his National League MVP Award winning season. It was a banner year for Robinson who claimed a batting title and led the Dodgers to the National League Pennant. His selection to the N.L. All-Star Team was resounding with 1,891,212 votes cast by fans allowing him to take a rightful place alongside the greatest players of the era. Though his team would lose the effort, Robinson did not disappoint knocking in a pair of runs in the first inning. Louisville Slugger 125 model baseball bat has Robinson facsimile signature impressed in the barrel along with "All Star Game" and "Brooklyn 1949" text. Model number "S100" is factory stamped in the knob and the bat measures 35" long and weighs 35oz. Evident moderate use is visible including ball marks, stitching impressions and cleat marks at various points on the barrel. One of the finest Robinson pieces we have handled with provenance that can be sourced directly back to Jackie's personal collection as originally disbursed by his widow Rachel. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions, PSA/DNA (graded "A10") and there is a MEARS Authentication hologram affixed (Graded "A10"): EX $190,000.00 ($150,000-$300,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $190,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 179 Significant 1934 Lou Gehrig All-Star Game pendant from his Triple Crown winning season. On the heels of the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game which had taken place the previous year in Chicago, the elite players of the game gathered once more at New York's famed Polo Grounds. An amazing total of (28) future members of the Hall of Fame were among the American and National League participants and pitcher Carl Hubbell would go down in history striking out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx in succession. Gehrig would go on to have one of the finest offensive seasons in his career winning the American League Triple Crown. Handsome presentational charm is engraved "Lou Gehrig" on the back above "D&C" (Dieges & Clust) and "10KT" markings with engraving font and Dieges & Clust hallmarks identical to several other documented All-Star charms of the same issue. Light wear including some minor scratching to the back. One of a scant few documented Lou Gehrig personal award pieces to have been publicly offered: EX/MT $120,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $120,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 180 May 24, 1931 Babe Ruth single signed 571st home run attributed baseball. Red and blue stitched Reach E.S. Barnard Official American League baseball has been signed across the sweetspot, "Babe Ruth." Inscribed to the left, in his hand, is "No 6" and on the right is "May 24, 1931." The Yankees hosted Philadelphia that day, at Yankees Stadium, and Ruth hit his 6th home run of the season off Athletics pitcher Rube Walberg; one of (46) total he would hit that season. We have been privileged to handle several notable Babe Ruth home run attributed baseballs however, this stands as the lone example which is so noted in his own hand. An important piece as relates to the game's most celebrated figure and perhaps a unique opportunity to acquire such a well documented home run ball. Includes full LOA from JSA: Sig. NM, Ball EX $120,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $120,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 181 Superb Babe Ruth professional model baseball bat autographed by Ruth and Lou Gehrig c.1934-35 (PSA -GU 10+). Many fine objects of rarity often lack accompanying provenance or history. It is not to say that this scenario in any way deems an item to be not worthy of appreciation. However, when a significant item is uncovered with an overwhelming amount of history and identifying characteristics the degree of separation between it and inferior examples is clear. As such, we offer a Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measuring 35" long and weighing 36.9oz. Exceptional usage wear is evident throughout including ball and rack marks. Grain swelling to the upper hitting surface, appropriate for a left handed batter, and scoring of the handle, done to aid in grip, are trademark characteristics and ideal traits in a Ruth game bat. Louisville Slugger centerbrand and facsimile signature stampings remain pronounced and intact. On the back side of the barrel reside the signatures of the most famed pair of professional baseball players in American history. Both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig have signed the bat in black fountain pen rating 8/9 out of 10. It is the only Babe Ruth game used bat documented to have been autographed by both Ruth and Gehrig. Unlike most game used bats with no source or provenance the offered exemplar lays claim to an unparalleled chain of ownership having originated from the collection of George D. Donnelly. Donnelly was a Minor League player, Sunset League scorekeeper, and Newport Daily News columnist. He amassed an impressive and now well known collection of baseball related artifacts that were first offered by Hunt Auctions in 2005. The bat boasts: 1) Direct provenance 2) Scored handle characteristic of other documented Ruth game used bats 3) Consistent specifications with respect to Hillerich & Bradsby Co. factory records for Ruth 4) Appropriate usage traits including left handed batting indications 5) Period signatures of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig placing t $390,000.00 ($300,000-$500,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $390,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 182 Superb 1931 Babe Ruth autographed professional model baseball bat (Breslow Collection)(PSA "GU 10"). Hand turned Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Ruth facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 36.9oz. Exceptional usage wear is evident throughout with ball, stitch, and cleats marks to the barrel which has grain swelling due to repeated contact. On the handle are remnants of pine tar or a similar gripping agent. The back of the barrel has been signed, "To My Pal Lou Breslow, From Babe Ruth, Nov. 21st 1931" in bold period fountain pen rating 8 to 8/9 out of 10. Then at the height of his fame, Ruth joined forces with Breslow, a highly regarded Hollywood producer, to make a series of shorts which were released by Universal the following year. The two became fast friends and Babe took his time to autograph this bat before handing it to Lou; and exceptionally desirable trait which further serves to place it directly into his hands. With a (22) year playing career that stands as one of the most celebrated and storied in American sports, Babe Ruth cemented his indelible mark upon the game of baseball. Displaying unprecedented abilities to hit the ball with power, the likes of which had not previously been seen, Ruth captivated the American public and single handedly ushered in the era of the home run. No other figure in the history of our National Pastime has had so dramatic and lasting an influence. During our twenty five year company history we have been privileged to handle a number of top quality Ruth game bats with a very select few having the distinction of bearing his original autograph. In our experience these are, without qualification, the most desirable and sought after, never failing to attract the strongest interest. The offered example ranks among the very finest to have surfaced. Includes full LOA from JSA and LOAs from PSA/DNA (graded "GU 10"), and Hunt Auctions. In addition, a MEARS sticker is affixed to barrel end (graded $270,000.00 ($150,000-$250,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $270,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 183 Exceedingly rare c.1925-28 Walter Johnson professional model baseball bat (PSA "GU 8"). Hand turned Louisville Slugger 125 model bat with Johnson facsimile signature burned into the barrel measures 35" long and weighs 39.4oz. Strong usage wear is evident throughout with ball and cleat marks along with mild grain swelling. Johnson is revered as one of baseball's greatest pitchers however, his accomplishments on the mound often overshadow his prowess at the plate. Johnson was perhaps the best hitting pitcher of his time and his .433 average in 1925 remains the highest ever recorded by a pitcher. By nature of their limited plate appearances bats made for and issued to pitchers are understandably rare. The offered example is only the second Walter Johnson signature model Louisville Slugger to have come to auction and represents what might be a unique opportunity. In fine overall condition with some minor and expert repairs to reverse of the barrel to secure grain swelling which was due to repeated ball contact. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA ("GU 8"), MEARS ("A8"), and Hunt Auctions: EX $95,000.00 ($75,000-$125,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $95,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 184 Important Walter Johnson single signed 1924 World Series final out attributed baseball. Significant red and black stitched Spalding J.Heydler Official National League baseball has been signed "Walter Johnson" across the sweetspot with "World Series 1924" inscribed just to the right. The fountain pen signature and inscription remain exceptionally bold and have been graded "9" out of 10 by PSA/DNA. The ball displays soiling and usage wear and there is a large vintage "X" drawn on a side panel. As relayed in the accompanying letter of provenance from Hank Thomas, grandson of Walter Johnson, the ball is one of just (3) that Johnson personally kept from his playing career. Each of these were related to what must have been his most proud accomplishments and the "X" was placed to distinguish this ball from the others. Entering his 18th season in the Major Leagues, Johnson had firmly established himself as one of history's most successful and dominant pitchers; the lone glaring exception from his otherwise fully accomplished career was an elusive Championship title. Posting numbers good enough to earn the American League M.V.P. Award, and a pitching Triple Crown, he lead the Senators to the 1924 World Series where they would face New York. It took (7) dramatic games but Washington earned the lone Championship recorded by a baseball team playing on behalf of that city. With regard to signature quality, provenance, and importance of both player and accomplishment we would firmly rank this ball among the most significant we have handled. Includes letter of provenance, full LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA, and LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX $115,000.00 ($75,000-$150,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $115,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 185 Exceptional Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1925 (PSA "NM 7"). Red and blue stitched Reach B.Johnson Official American League baseball has been signed on the sweetspot "Babe Ruth" in fountain pen. The ball displays light even toning with hint of light scattered surface wear (mentioned largely for accuracy). Manufacturer stampings remain unusually bold and well defined. Of the hundreds of Babe Ruth balls we have handled over (25) years, the offered ranks among the best with regard to dating period, signature strength, condition, and overall eye appeal. Includes full LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA (graded "NM 7") $40,000.00 ($25,000-$50,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $40,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 187 Historically significant 1914 Ty Cobb autographed professional model baseball bat from the year of his 7th batting title - an exceptional example from the Maier Collection (PSA "GU 10"). JF Hillerich & Son Louisville Slugger bat with double dash-dot-dash centerbrand measures 34.5" long and weighs 39.2oz. Uncracked and showing evidence of exceptional usage wear, there are ball marks concentrated on the front and right barrel and cleat marks on the left and back. Grain swelling on the front, due to repeated contact, has been repaired with a series of period nails. The handle is taped in a spiral pattern to enhance grip. This handle tape and the cleat marks are Cobb trademark characteristics and exceptionally desirable player specific traits. The bat has been signed "To Mr. Maier from Ty Cobb, Sept 18th 14" further serving to place it directly into his hands. The Tigers played Philadelphia at Navin Field on the 18th and Cobb drew a pair of walks in four plate appearances. It is no surprise that the Athletics were attempting to pitch around him; he had all but run away with the 1914 American League batting title by then and would finish the season with a .368 average. The bat originates from the collection of Edward Maier to whom it is inscribed. Maier was a well known Pacific Coast League team owner and one of the earliest documented collectors of noteworthy baseball memorabilia with a particular fondness for game used bats. Bats emanating from this source are considered to be among the most well documented and desirable to have surfaced and this example is no exception. With regard to first hand provenance, autographed nature of the bat, and player specific usage characteristics, we are proud to present what ranks among the very finest Ty Cobb bats ever offered. Includes LOAs from PSA/DNA ("GU 10"), JSA, and Hunt Auctions: EX $155,000.00 ($100,000-$200,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $155,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 188 Exceedingly rare c.1914 Frank Baker autographed professional model baseball bat. Hand turned blank barrel bat measuring 34" long, and weighing 40.8oz, compares favorably with regard to construction and dimensions, with a factory side written example that was returned to Louisville Slugger, by Baker, in 1911. Outstanding usage wear is evident throughout with ball marks visible on all sides of the hitting surface which has been scored in a circular pattern. The bat has been signed, "To Ed. R. Maier from Frank Baker, Philadelphia Athletics 1914" in fountain pen rating 7/8 out of 10. Although not frequently occurring, it was not at all unheard of for a player to use a blank barrel bat when testing a new model or trying out one which had been modified to meet their requests. The appearance of his signature on the offered example, combined with provenance tracing it to the famed Maier Collection, serve to substantiate this bat as not only one of maybe half a dozen known Baker game bats, but also one of perhaps two which can be placed directly into his hands. "Home Run" Baker was one of the great batsman of the early 20th Century helping to lead Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics to 3 World Series Championships between 1910 and 1913. In 1914, the year in which he signed this bat, he posted an American League leading (9) home runs and finished the season with the 5th highest batting average. He would join the Yankees shortly thereafter and was a member of their 1921 and 1922 American League Pennant winning teams. He is regarded as one of the best power hitters of the deadball era. Includes full LOA from JSA and LOAs from PSA/DNA ("Authentic") and Hunt Auctions: EX $30,000.00 ($20,000-$40,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $30,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 221 1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank (PSA VG 3). Iconic and exceedingly rare card showing a portrait of Hall of Famer Eddie Plank in Philadelphia Athletics uniform dates to the era in which he led the team to a pair of World Series Championships. Crisp and well centered image appears on card displaying grade appropriate wear to include rounded corners, a few light wrinkles, and a slightly more pronounced wrinkle/crease toward the lower edge. Beside the Honus Wagner issued within the same set, this stands as one of the fields' most sought after and desirable cards as well one of its most noted rarities: PSA VG 3 $55,000.00 ($30,000-$50,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $55,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 308 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Rookie (PSA NM-MT 8). Important and iconic Rookie card from Topps flagship issue showing the Legendary Hall of Famer at the dawn of his Major League career. Crisp and bold image is well centered on card showing little mentionable wear: PSA NM-MT 8 $20,000.00 ($25,000-$50,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $20,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 314 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie (PSA NM-MT 8). Exceptional Mickey Mantle Rookie card remains in a fine state of preservation and ranks among the highest condition grade examples to have surfaced. Crisp and well registered image appears on a card which has sharp corners and edges with centering that ever so slightly favors the lower border. With their flagship issue released in 1952, Topps launched the era in which baseball cards became treasured keepsakes and it is fitting that the Mickey Mantle card has come to be recognized as the defining face of the historic American brand. It is without peer as the most valuable and sought after post-war sports card and it is a privilege to offer one of the finest specimens extant: PSA NM-MT 8 $240,000.00 ($300,000-$500,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $240,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 315 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie (SGC 45 VG+). Key Rookie card with well centered image displays mild grade consistent wear and is free of any creases or wrinkling. A suitable mid grade example of this iconic post-war Rookie card: SGC 45 VG+ $15,000.00 ($20,000-$30,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $15,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 316 1952 Topps #312 Jackie Robinson (PSA Mint 9). Outstanding and essentially flawless example of Robinson's card from the second series of Topps celebrated flagship issue. Brilliant color and crisp registration to well centered image with card showing no mentionable wear. One of just (10) which have been graded at this level with none higher: PSA Mint 9 $50,000.00 ($40,000-$60,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $50,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 386 1952 Topps #407 Eddie Mathews Rookie (PSA NM-MT 8). Key post-war Rookie card from the second, and rarer, series of Topps flagship issue. Bright color and choice registration to image which ever so slightly favors the lower edge. One of the highest grade examples to have surfaced: PSA NM-MT 8 $32,000.00 ($40,000-$60,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $32,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 447 Exceptional 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie (SGC 88 NM/MT). Crisp and pack fresh example of this key Rookie in the finest condition grade which we have ever offered. Well centered with brilliant color and literally no mentionable wear: SGC 88 NM/MT $18,000.00 ($20,000-$40,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 502 Historically significant 1971 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates World Series ring (World Series MVP). Validation. Although completely unnecessary, the 1971 season brought validation to the legendary career of Roberto Clemente. To be clear, Clemente had enjoyed a brilliant career prior to the 1971 season inclusive of NL batting titles, All-Star game selections, NL MVP Award, and a World Championship in 1960. The 1971 Pirates team was, however, Roberto's team. The Pirates enjoyed an excellent roster including such names as Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski, Dock Ellis, Steve Blass, and Al Oliver. The club cruised to the NL East title with 97 wins and knocked the Giants out in the NLCS by a tally of three games to one. The 1971 World Series would present another level of challenge altogether for the Pirates, pitting them against a powerful defending World Champion Baltimore Orioles team who ended with 101 wins on the season. After dropping the first two games of the series the Pirates came back to take the World Championship in seven games over the Orioles. Roberto Clemente's play during the series was exceptional batting .414 with 12 hits, 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, and 2 home runs including a tape measure blast in the deciding seventh game. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series and at the age of 36 brought his storied career full circle. Offered is Roberto Clemente's 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series ring with its original presentational box. "World Champions Pittsburgh 1971" lettering found on the ring top encircling a large diamond solitaire of approximately .75 karat weight. One side panel displays "Clemente" in block lettering along with rendering of Three Rivers Stadium. Opposite side panel features "Pirates" name in block lettering above the team insignia. Interior ring band retains proper "Jostens 14K" hallmark. Total weight of 1.1 Troy ounces with ring size of 11 1/2. Condition is superb with minimal light wear. The ring also includes $325,000.00 ($150,000-$300,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $325,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 503 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 $60,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $60,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 518 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates professional model baseball hat c.1970-72. Original Pittsburgh Pirates hat in classic mustard yellow body with black bill and embroidered "P" on front. Interior retains its original New Era Pro-Model tagging with a vintage "21" written in black marker under the bill. Exceptional use is evident throughout including interior perspiration residue and soiling wear to the bill. Small area of tattering to the "P" on front which could have occurred during game use or post career. Game used hats from Hall of Fame players are among the most rare and coveted of any medium given the lack of direct authentication identifiers. The offered hat is the only example within the Clemente Collection which we would place among the most desirable of its type/era to have been offered at public auction. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX $18,000.00 ($25,000-$50,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 569 Exquisite 1967 Roberto Clemente National League Championship Silver Bat award. During his illustrious (18) year Major League career Roberto Clemente captured the National League batting title four times. Offered is the 1967 National League Silver Bat award which was presented to Clemente as the 1967 NL batting champion. The award is made in the manner of a professional model Louisville Slugger 125 model Clemente bat measuring 34" long and weighing 55.6 Troy ounces in sterling silver. Overall condition is very fine given its materials with a few areas of very minor surface scratching. "Batting Champion 1967 National League B.A. .357" is inscribed near the barrel area denoting the award title. Often lost in Clemente's overall game play is the fact that he was one of the finest batters of the era posting a lifetime .317 average with 3,000 hits and over 1,300 RBI's. The 1967 season marked Clemente's career high batting average of .357. With the exception of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Silver Bat is regarded as the most coveted of all personal player awards with only a handful having been made available to the collecting public. Substantive piece from one of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: NM $420,000.00 ($100,000-$200,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $420,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 570 Exquisite 1964 Roberto Clemente National League Championship Silver Bat award. During his illustrious (18) year Major League career Roberto Clemente captured the National League batting title four times. Offered is the 1964 National League Silver Bat award which was presented to Clemente as the 1964 NL batting champion. The award is made in the manner of a professional model Louisville Slugger 125 model Clemente bat measuring 34" long and weighing 55.6 Troy ounces in sterling silver. Overall condition is very fine given its materials with a few areas of very minor surface scratching. "Batting Champion 1964 National League B.A. .339" is inscribed near the barrel area denoting the award title. Often lost in Clemente's overall game play is the fact that he was one of the finest batters of the era posting a lifetime .317 average with 3,000 hits and over 1,300 RBIs. The 1964 season marked career highs for Clemente with 211 hits and 40 doubles. With the exception of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Silver Bat is regarded as the most coveted of all personal player awards with only a handful having been made available to the collecting public. Substantive piece from one of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: NM $260,000.00 ($100,000-$200,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $260,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 617 Rare and Important 1960 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates World Series ring. Intricately designed ring with top featuring an inset rendering of Pittsburgh's Forbes Field having inset diamond solitaire of approximately .75 karat weight. "Pittsburgh World Champions" lettering surrounds the central decor. One side panel displays "Bob Clemente" and "21" engraved banners above and below "P" Pirates emblem with the opposite panel having Pirates team insignia above "1960" inscribed banner. Interior ring band is appropriately engraved with "Jostens 14K" hallmark. Total weight is approx. 1 Troy ounce with ring size of 11 1/2. Extraordinary condition is evident with some light general surface wear. Monumentally important championship award dating to one of the most storied World Series in the history of the game and Roberto Clemente's first World Championship. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: NM $300,000.00 ($150,000-$300,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $300,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 618 Historically Important 1960 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Home Uniform (MEARS Authentic A10). Cream color flannel jersey in classic Pirates vest style form retaining its original team name across the front with "21" on the back both in black on gold color schematic. Rawlings "Hall of Fame Flannel" tagging affixed to tail front along with size 42 flag tag and "Clemente 21 60" chain stitched in black. Wash tag found on inside of tail front. The jersey exhibits evident light use consistent with manufacture and use during postseason game play. Matching pants are included with the jersey tagged properly within the waistband area with Rawlings "Hall of Fame Flannel" tag, wash tag, and "21 34 24ins 60" chain stitched strip tag along with "Clemente" chain stitched strip tag. Pants exhibit light evident use similar to the jersey. Clemente's Pittsburgh Pirates wool stirrup socks of black with gold striping are also included and show evident use. The uniform is succinctly consistent with other documented Pittsburgh Pirates 1960 World Series home uniforms with regard to several factors inclusive of specific tagging. The comparable tagging for Pirates player uniforms is found within the MEARS Authentication worksheets and includes Mazeroski, Haddix, and Schofield. The dramatic walk off home run by Bill Mazeroski understandably overshadowed the excellent play by Clemente in the 1960 World Series who may well otherwise have been voted the MVP. The offered uniform exhibits several specific documentative traits of import: 1) Specific identification to the 1960 World Series 2) Use by one of the icons in the history of Major League Baseball 3) Corroborative use in one of the greatest World Series in Major League Baseball history 4) Primary source origination from the player collection. For the aforementioned and other supportive reasoning this particular uniform is without question one of the finest of its type to have ever been publicly offered. Includes LOA fr $350,000.00 ($250,000-$500,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $350,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 664 Fine 1966 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates professional model road jersey (NL MVP Season). Grey flannel vest style jersey retains its original "Pirates" black on gold lettering across the front with "21" on both front and back. MacGregor tagging (size 42)(1964-67 labeling period) affixed within the collar area with "MacGregor Set 1 1966" and dry clean tagging found inside the tail front. The jersey presents in superlative original condition with the exception of a lone button which is a period replacement and mentioned for accuracy only. Overall use and wash wear is exemplary and evident while retaining fresh original color and surface. The 1966 season ranks as one of the finest of Roberto Clemente's illustrious career in which he was awarded the Most Valuable Player award for the National League. Clemente collected 202 hits with an average of .317 while belting 29 home runs in addition to playing Gold Glove caliber defense in right field. The offered jersey is one of only three examples retained within the Clemente collection and presents as notably desirable dating to his only MVP season. Superb rarity with unimproveable family provenance. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT $170,000.00 ($100,000-$200,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $170,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 674 Exceptional Roberto Clemente 1971 World Series Most Valuable Player Award. The 1971 World Series pitted the American League powerhouse Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Pittsburgh Pirates. The Orioles featured a stellar pitching staff with the Pirates relying heavily on an exceptional batting lineup led by veteran right fielder, Roberto Clemente. Clemente led the Pirates to a World Championship in a seven game series in which he hit safely in all games just as he had in the 1960 World Series. In recognition of his outstanding play Clemente was awarded with the Babe Ruth Award as the Most Valuable Player of the 1971 World Series. Roberto batted .429 in the seven game series and played exceptional defense as well. He was the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be awarded the Most Valuable Player in a World Series. Black painted wooden plaque in oval form measures 13" tall with applied silver plated placard affixed to the front. "The Babe Ruth Award" titling found at top inscribed to "Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates" as the "Most Outstanding Player of the 1971 World Series". Black painted plaque exhibits some typical light surface wear to include few scratches and edge dings. Silver placard displays beautifully with only a few relatively minor surface scratches. Highly desirable award was one of the more prestigious honors of Clemente's career and arguably is among the most significant World Series MVP awards to have been offered at public auction. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX $72,500.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $72,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 682 UPDATED DESCRIPTION: 1972 Special Edition 440 Magnum Charger limited edition car as presented to Roberto in recognition of his selection as the 1971 World Series MVP. Brilliant orange exterior color with white and black interior presenting in fine overall condition. Current mileage remains quite low with a total of 36,898 miles. Absolutely stunning showcase piece which accordingly to the Clemente family was beloved by Roberto and driven around the island of Puerto Rico to the joy of onlookers who recognized the "Great One". Given the subjective and detail oriented nature of an automobile condition report we ask that interested bidders contact us in advance of bidding for more details. Currently, car is not in complete running order. We can confirm that there are a few areas of paint touch up and some additional cosmetic needs. One of the more unique player presentational items we have offered in our 25 year history. Includes several vintage images of Clemente with the car and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-EX **NOTE: All costs related to title, shipment, and applicable taxes will be the responsibility of the winning bidder. Please contact our office with any questions before bidding $90,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $90,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 712 1962 Roberto Clemente Gold Glove Award. Prestigious figural award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Walnut wooden plinth base displays a full size gilt painted Rawlings leather glove with "National League All Star Fielding Team" impressed black lettering. Figural baseball shaped finial dated "1962" affixed in front of diamond shaped wooden back splash with brass facade having "Rawlings Gold Glove Award" inscribed on front. Brass placard displayed on front of base inscribed, "1962 OF Roberto Clemente The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". 16" long with some light patination to the brass surface of baseball finial and the bottom portion of the inscribed brass placard has some wear to lettering. Wooden base and back splash each exhibit light to moderate surface patination retaining a fine original color. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT $65,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 713 1964 Roberto Clemente Gold Glove Award. Prestigious figural award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Walnut wooden plinth base displays a full size gilt painted Rawlings leather glove with "Major League All Star Fielding Team" impressed black lettering. Figural baseball shaped finial affixed in front of diamond shaped wooden back splash with brass facade having "Rawlings Gold Glove Award" inscribed on front. Brass placard displayed on front of base inscribed, "OF Roberto Clemente 4th Award 1964 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". 16" long with some light patination to the brass surface of baseball finial. Wooden base has some slight warping to base boards and few areas of age toning. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT $65,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 716 1965 Roberto Clemente Gold Glove Award. Prestigious figural award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Mahogany wooden plinth base displays a full size gilt painted Rawlings leather glove with "Major League All Star Fielding Team" impressed black lettering. Figural baseball shaped finial affixed in front of diamond shaped wooden back splash with brass facade having "Rawlings Gold Glove Award" inscribed on front. Brass placard displayed on front of base inscribed, "Outfield-Roberto Clemente-5th Award 1965 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". 16" long with some replating to the brass backsplash and baseball finial. Small repaired crack to joint of wooden backsplash at the base and small corner ding at front left of base. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX $65,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 718 1966 Roberto Clemente Gold Glove Award (NL MVP Season). Prestigious figural award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Mahogany wooden plinth base displays a full size gilt painted Rawlings leather glove with "Major League All Star Fielding Team" impressed black lettering. Figural baseball shaped finial affixed in front of diamond shaped wooden back splash with brass facade having "Rawlings Gold Glove Award" inscribed on front. Brass placard displayed on front of base inscribed, "OF-Roberto Clemente-6th Award 1966 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". 16" long with some light surface wear to the brass surfaces including patination to brass baseball finial: EX-EX/MT $65,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 719 1968 Roberto Clemente Gold Glove Award. Prestigious figural award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Walnut wooden plinth base displays a full size gilt painted Rawlings leather glove with "National League All Star Fielding Team" impressed black lettering. Glove is positioned atop a central pedestal with applied image of Clemente on brass facade with two gilt painted baseballs perched on metal pedestals flanking. Silver plated placard displayed on front of base inscribed, "OF Roberto Clemente 8th Award 1968 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". 16" long with some light surface wear and few scratches to the Clemente brass placard. Brass placard affixed to the base has some light wear to the impressed lettering and one tiny indentation. The leather baseballs have had a few areas of inpainting due to age toning. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX $65,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 720 1969 Roberto Clemente Gold Glove Award. Prestigious figural award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Mahogany wooden plinth base displays a full size gilt painted Rawlings leather glove with "Major League All Star Fielding Team" impressed black lettering. Glove is positioned atop a central pedestal with applied image of Clemente on brass facade with two gilt painted baseballs perched on metal pedestals flanking. Brass placard displayed on front of base inscribed, "OF Roberto Clemente 9th Award 1969 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". 16" long with some light surface wear to the Clemente brass placard and some age toning to the surface of the leather glove. Gilt metal baseball pedestals have some minor surface flaking with one tine having a repaired crack. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT $65,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 721 1970 Roberto Clemente Gold Glove Award. Prestigious figural award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Mahogany wooden plinth base displays a full size gilt painted Rawlings leather glove with "Major League All Star Fielding Team" impressed black lettering. Glove is positioned atop a central pedestal with applied image of Clemente on brass facade with two gilt painted baseballs perched on metal pedestals flanking. Brass placard displayed on front of base inscribed, "OF Roberto Clemente 10th Award 1970 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". 16" long with some light surface wear to the Clemente brass placard and some age toning to the surface of the leather glove. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT $65,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $65,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 722 1972 Roberto Clemente Gold Glove Award (Clemente's 12th and Final Gold Glove award). Prestigious figural award as presented annually to the premier defensive players of the National and American League by position. Walnut wooden plinth base displays a full size gilt painted Rawlings leather glove with "Major League All Star Fielding Team" impressed black lettering. Glove is positioned atop a central pedestal with applied image of Clemente on brass facade with two gilt painted baseballs perched on metal pedestals flanking. Silver plated placard displayed on front of base inscribed, "OF Roberto Clemente 12th Award 1972 The Sporting News National League All-Star Fielding Team". 16" long with some light surface wear to the Clemente brass placard. Very desirable 12th Gold Glove award as won by Clemente placing him with Willie Mays as the only two outfielders in history to win as many, Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT $90,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $90,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 730 Historic September 2, 1966 Roberto Clemente 2,000th Career Base Hit ball (Home Run off of Fergie Jenkins). The Chicago Cubs were in Pittsburgh for a series at Forbes Field against the Pirates in early September of 1966. The Cubs had a promising young pitcher on the mound for the September 2nd game by the name of Fergie Jenkins. Imagine the thrill for Jenkins as he struck out Roberto Clemente in his first at bat and had him bounce into a force out on his second trip to the plate. In Clemente's third at bat the tides turned however as he blasted a home run into the upper deck in right field at Forbes. The very ball was retrieved by a 15 year old Pirates fan by the name of Gary Chick. Chick was invited to meet the "Great One" after the game and in a kind gesture returned the historic baseball to Clemente in exchange for an autographed bat and ball. Official National League Warren Giles baseball exhibits evident use including some surface soiling and impact wear. Inscribed (printed) in blue ink on several panels, "Home Run 2,000 Base Hit 101-RBI R.Field"; "Cubs-3 Pgh-7"; and "Sept-3-1966 Pitcher F.Jenkins Cubs". Date reference of September 3rd on baseball likely in reference to the date of presentation to Clemente by Chick. Although not 100% conclusive, there are numerous areas of printing within the inscriptions which can be attributed to Clemente's hand especially in the case of "R.Field" of which other exemplars are known. The adjacent side panel features a lightly inscribed signature and address from the original recipient, Gary Chick, which may well have been at the request of the grateful Clemente. Remarkable milestone baseball with exceedingly rare primary source provenance and period photographic documentation. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family and copy of the original news article picturing Clemente holding the ball with Gary Chick: EX $32,500.00 ($20,000-$40,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $32,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 742 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 $55,000.00 ($20,000-$30,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $55,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 743 Significant 1972 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates professional model road jersey and pants. Knit jersey with black and gold trim has "Pirates" team name across the front with number "21" below. The number also appears on back. "Rawlings" manufacturer's tag inside has adjacent "Set 2 #8P 1972" flag tag. Similar style Rawlings tag appears inside the pants (size 32) with adjacent "Set 2 #8P 1972 flag tag. Below is an embroidered strip tag reading, "Clemente 33 21 73", added by the Pirates in anticipation of his return to the lineup for the 1973 season. It has been relayed by the Clemente family that they were presented with this uniform by the team during memorial ceremonies at Three Rivers Stadium at the start of the 1973 season. This presentation is corroborated by period images as printed in the Pittsburgh newspapers (see detail photo). Usage and age related wear is evident throughout which mostly notably takes the form of staining and discoloration along with some small scattered holes. The pants have been re-stitched along the seam lines from where they were once separated for display. A highly important primary source game uniform from Clemente's historic final season. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: VG-EX $100,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $100,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 753 Significant Roberto Clemente National Baseball Hall of Fame presentational plaque. Just eleven weeks after the tragic passing of Roberto Clemente, a special election was conducted to determine whether a special waiver would occur to allow his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The result was inevitable with nearly 93% of the 424 ballot cast voting to waive the mandatory five year waiting period and immediately elect Roberto Clemente Walker into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Clemente joined Lou Gehrig as the only two players to have ever been elected to the Hall of Fame before the five year waiting period. Even the "no" ballots were due to the specific waiving of the traditional waiting period rather than Clemente's obviously qualified credentials. Offered is the original presentational plaque as given to Vera Clemente during the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in 1973. Classic tooled leather frame housing the original replica of Clemente's Hall of Fame plaque along with "National Baseball Hall of Fame" incised gilt lettering. Overall condition is outstanding with a few very minor surface flakes to the leather frame mentioned for accuracy only. Given its significance as it relates to one of the most iconic players in baseball history and direct family provenance this particular specimen must be considered among the most important of its type to have been publicly offered. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX $70,000.00 ($50,000-$100,000) Closed to Online Pre-Bidding $70,000.00

 
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