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Back Items For The Auction of July 10th and 11th  
 
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See a Picture of this Item 501 April 2, 1967 New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Exhibition Game program with partial Roberto Clemente autograph. Rare original program as issued for the exhibition game played at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico honoring Roberto Clemente. Program displays a partial autograph of Clemente on the front cover, "Rob" which appears to have been halted due to lack of ink. Program itself shows typical handling wear including some age toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-EX Please note: Relates directly to lot 591 ($200-$400) $300.00
 
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 its very rare original hinged lid mahogany presentational box. Box measures 5" long with applied brass placard on the lid inscribed, "Anybody who thinks the Pirates are dead is in for a rude awakening: Danny Murtaugh October 11, 1971". Additional original paper label with "Roberto Clemente" typewritten identifier is affixed to the lid as well. Fine overall condition with separation of the hinges at the joint area mentioned for accuracy only. There have been few, if any, player World Series rings offered to the public which may lay claim to the significance of this particular example. Roberto Clemente's legacy as one of the greatest players in Major League history coupled with his status as an icon to humanitarian entities create a unique desirability unmatched by any other individual. Incredibly significant generational offering. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: Ring: NM, Box: EX ($150,000-$300,000) $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 ($50,000-$100,000) $60,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 504 1972 Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico presentational plaque. Walnut wooden plaque as given to Clemente in recognition as "the greatest Puerto Rican baseball player in professional baseball" by the Village of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. Plaque measures 15" tall with applied brass placard inscribed at bottom and baseball decorative bronze plated medallion at top surrounded by laurel wreath. Light surface wear and some scratching to the brass placard. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 505 1972 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque. Mahogany wooden plaque with silver-plated inscribed placard affixed to the center as presented to Clemente in 1972. Inscribed, (in Spanish), "HNOS Faccio Inc. Congratulates Roberto Clemente on Third Tribute to Latino Players in Major Leagues 1972". Some surface wear to the silver plating is visible along with an indentation. Brass applied torch decorations remain intact. 8"x12". Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: GD-VG ($200-$400) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 506 1971 Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico Industrial Association Distinguished Citizen award. Striking teak wood presentational plaque as awarded to Clemente in recognition of the "Distinguished Citizen Award" on November 11, 1971. Plaque measures 10"x12" having large brass plated applied medallion with the Industrial Association of Puerto Rico insignia. Very clean presentation with light surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($750-$1,500) $460.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 507 1971 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque. Walnut wooden plaque as presented to Clemente by the Financial Credit Corp. inscribed on brass placard (in Spanish), "For his Outstanding Work in the Major Leagues" dated July 9, 1971. Fine quality plaque measuring 8" tall with light surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 508 1970 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque. Large 18" tall walnut wooden plaque as presented to Clemente by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Rafael Hernçndez Colon. Applied brass placard inscribed to Clemente (in Spanish), "Inextinguishable Luminary and Gentleman of the Sport of Baseball as an Example of the Youth" and "The Senate of Puerto Rico Pays Tribute to You". Minor surface scratching to the brass placard. Impressive award notably presented to Clemente by the Governor of Puerto Rico. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($750-$1,250) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 509 1970 Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico presentational plaque. Attractive walnut wooden plaque as presented to Clemente by the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico featuring an applied copper placard inscribed (in Spanish), "For your Excellence and Chivalry in the Sport with the Admiration and the Affection that we Share with all the Puerto Ricans". Additional brass medallion is displayed within the copper placard having baseball batting figural. Fine overall condition with light evident wear. 15" tall. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 510 Roberto Clemente Fan Club presentational trophy c.1960-70s. Figural trophy presented to Clemente by the "Roberto Clemente Fan Club" having brass and mahogany pedestal body with brass baseball player finial at the top. Brass placard affixed to the base inscribed, "To Bob Clemente Best Rightfielder in Baseball Today Continued Success Roberto Clemente Fan Club Sammy Corbin, President". 14" tall with some light surface wear to a few spots. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 511 1972 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque. Mahogany wooden plaque having ornate affixed brass faìade as presented to Clemente by the Johnny Betancourt Cafe. Engraved on the front, "Johnny Betancourt Social Cafe Congratulates Roberto Clemente on the day of the Latin American player". 10"x14" with light surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($400-$600) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 512 1967 Roberto Clemente National League Player of the Month award. Sterling silver platter as presented to Clemente in recognition of being selected as the National League Player of the Month for May of 1967. Inscribed to Clemente on the front by NL President Warren Giles. Marked "Alvin Sterling" on the reverse. 12" diameter with total weight of approximately 18 Troy ounces. Typical light surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($1,500-$3,000) $5,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 513 Roberto Clemente July 1969 National League Player of the Month presentational award. Sterling silver water pitcher as presented to Clemente in recognition of being named player of the month for July of 1969. Engraved to Clemente on side panel with facsimile signature of NL President Warren Giles. Marked "sterling" by Poole on base, 7" tall with total weight of 20.8 Troy ounces. Fine overall condition with some light scattered areas of surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($1,500-$3,000) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 514 1967 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque. Mahogany wooden shield shaped plaque as given to Clemente by the Puerto Rican citizens of East Chicago, IN in "Recognition of Your Outstanding Contributions in the World of Sports and Human Relations". Inscribed and dated April 22, 1967 with some minor surface wear. 7" tall. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($200-$400) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 515 1965 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque. Mahogany wooden shield shaped plaque as presented to Clemente in recognition as a, "Symbol and example for our youth" by the "C.P.C.R.P" dated 10/23/1965. Overall size is 8" tall with applied brass placard inscribed to Clemente (in Spanish) with a color tinted baseball game scene at the top. Very minor surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($200-$400) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 516 1961 Roberto Clemente High School presentational plaque. Diminutive shield shaped mahogany plaque as presented by Clemente's high school in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Attached brass placard inscribed to Clemente (in Spanish) with date of Oct. 12, 1961. 7" tall with some minor to moderate surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($200-$400) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 517 Roberto Clemente "25 Years of World Series Heroes" presentational award. Notable award as presented by Major League Baseball and Sport Magazine in 1979 to recognize 25 Years of World Series Heroes. The offered award was given in recognition of Clemente's outstanding play during the 1971 World Series in which he captured MVP honors. Walnut wooden plinth base having an affixed silver plated placard on front featuring MLB insignia and inscribed to Clemente with titling. Inset Lucite geometrical figural having "World Series MVP 1955-1979" within a baseball shaped design. 13" long with minor surface wear to the base and Lucite figural. Electrified base with intact wiring but does not currently illuminate. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($2,500-$5,000) $3,000.00
 
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 ($25,000-$50,000) $18,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 519 Roberto Clemente autographed Esso Gas receipt. Dated 1972 receipt as issued by Esso fuel service signed in blue ink, "Roberto" rating 8 out of 10. Includes an additional (3) Esso receipts issued to Roberto Clemente signed by his wife Vera and brother Osvaldo. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 520 Roberto Clemente autographed Esso Gas receipt. Dated 1972, receipt as issued by Esso fuel service signed in blue ink, "Roberto" rating 8 out of 10. Includes an additional (3) Esso receipts issued to Roberto Clemente signed by his wife Vera and brother Osvaldo. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 521 Roberto Clemente autographed Esso Gas receipt. Dated New Year's Eve Dec. 31,1971, receipt as issued by Esso fuel service signed in blue ink, "Roberto Clemente" rating 9 out of 10. Receipt itself has small edge chip at lower right. Includes an additional (3) Esso receipts issued to Roberto Clemente signed by his wife Vera and brother Osvaldo. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($750-$1,500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 522 Roberto Clemente autographed Esso Gas receipt. Dated Christmas Eve Dec. 24,1971, receipt as issued by Esso fuel service signed in blue ink, "Roberto Clemente" rating 9 out of 10. Receipt itself has small edge chip at lower right. Includes an additional (3) Esso receipts issued to Roberto Clemente signed by his wife Vera and brother Osvaldo. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($750-$1,500) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 523 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Prates professional model baseball undershirt c.1960s. Original grey wool undershirt as worn by Clemente with the Pittsburgh Pirates c.1960s. Retains its original Rawlings tagging (size 44) inside collar along with additional Duofold manufacturer's tagging above. Slightly faded vintage "21" written in black marker on the back of the shirt collar. Excellent use is evident throughout. Very desirable and uncommon offering of Clemente game equipment dating to the prime of his Hall of Fame career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 524 1970 Roberto Clemente Association of Professional Ball Players of America membership card. Credit card size cardboard membership card as issued to Clemente for the 1970 season denoting (17) years of membership. Card has some losses to lower left and some additional surface creasing. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: GD ($200-$400) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 525 Roberto Clemente Hertz membership card. Original plastic membership card as issued by Hertz rental car company to Clemente having raised lettering name along with "Pittsburgh Baseball Club Forbes Field" across the front. Light age toning and handling wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($300-$500) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 526 Exceptional Roberto Clemente autographed personal check. Dated 12/23/1966 personal check fully executed and signed by Clemente in blue ink. Autograph and handwriting by Clemente rate 10 out of 10 with the check itself remaining in nearly pristine original condition. Along with the other signed personal check within this auction, the offered example ranks as the finest known condition exemplars in addition to direct family provenance. Includes full LOA from JSA, letter of provenance from the Clemente family; graded Mint 9 by PSA/DNA: NM-MT ($2,000-$4,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 527 Exceptional Roberto Clemente autographed personal check. Dated 12/23/1966 personal check full executed and signed by Clemente in blue ink. Autograph and handwriting by Clemente rate 10 out of 10 with the check itself remaining in nearly pristine original condition. Along with the other signed personal check within this auction the offered example ranks as the finest known condition exemplars in addition to direct family provenance. Includes full LOA from JSA, letter of provenance from the Clemente family; graded Mint 9 by PSA/DNA: NM-MT ($2,000-$4,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 528 Roberto Clemente folk art painted baseball by George Sosnak c.1961. Classic rendering by noted folk artist George Sosnak in commemoration of Clemente's 1961 National League batting championship. Ball features hand painted images and statistics throughout including two large panel depictions of Clemente, Forbes Field, and Pirates insignia. Few minor surface abrasions and light age fading. The offered example was the only Sosnak painted baseball within the Clemente collection. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($2,000-$3,000) $3,465.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 529 1972 Roberto Clemente Amateur Baseball Championship figural trophy. Large 25" tall figural trophy as presented to Clemente on November 5, 1972 in recognition of his support and leadership for the youth of Puerto Rico. Applied brass placard affixed to the base inscribed to Clemente along with salutation, "For the example and strong support for the youth of Puerto Rico" and "Nicaragua Nov. 5, 1972". General condition is very fine with some surface wear and patination to the brass figural components. Included with the trophy is a period news article picturing Roberto Clemente Jr. holding the offered trophy as the final one presented to Roberto Clemente in December of 1972. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($500-$1,000) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 530 1965 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates contract with related Supplemental contract. Original Uniform Player's Contract as issued to Clemente for the 1965 season serving as the secondary copy intended for his files and as such is unsigned. Also includes a file copy "Supplemental Pension Contract." Both pieces are signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown (ink, 8-8/9). Light general age/storage related toning and handling wear is somewhat more accentuated on Supplemental contract. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 531 1965-66 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates Scouting contract with related Supplemental contract. Original Uniform Employee's Contract as issued to Clemente serving as the secondary copy intended for his files and as such is unsigned. Also includes copy of a related "Supplemental Pension Contract" covering the same time frame. Both are signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown in ink rating 8-8/9 out of 10. Light general age/storage related toning and handling wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 532 1966 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates contract with related material. Original Uniform Player's Contract as issued to Clemente for the 1966 season serving as the secondary copy intended for his files and as such is unsigned. Also includes a file copy "Supplemental Pension Contract" and a letter covering what would happen should he be traded. All (3) pieces are signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown (ink, 7/8-8). General handling and storage wear with mild discoloration/toning throughout. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 533 1967 Roberto Clemente autographed Supplemental Pension Contract. Original multi-page agreement between Clemente and the Pirates which served to supplement his Player's contract. Signed on the last page, "Roberto Clemente" in ink rating 9/10 out of 10 with "29...January" date written in his hand. Also signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown. Light toning and storage related wear includes a number of scattered creases. Also includes January 30, 1967 dated letter on Pirates stationery addressed to Clemente regarding his contract and a recent visit to Pittsburgh (light wear and scattered toning/spotting). Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: Sig. NM, Documents EX ($4,000-$6,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 534 1966-67 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates Scouting contract with related Supplemental contract. Original Uniform Employee's Contract as issued to Clemente serving as the secondary copy intended for his files and as such is unsigned. Also includes copy of a related "Supplemental Pension Contract" covering the same time frame. Both are signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown in ink rating 8-8/9 out of 10. General age and storage related toning and handling wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 535 1969 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates contract with related material. Original Uniform Player's Contract as issued to Clemente for the 1969 season serving as the secondary copy intended for his files and as such is unsigned. Also includes a file copy "Supplemental Pension Contract" and a letter covering what would happen should he be traded. All (3) pieces are signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown (ink, 7/8-8). General handling and storage wear with mild discoloration/toning throughout. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 536 1970 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates contract with related material. Original Uniform Player's Contract as issued to Clemente for the 1970 season representing an initial offer by the team. Signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown (marker, 9/10) (not signed by Clemente). Also includes a file copy "Supplemental Pension Contract" and a letter covering what would happen should he be traded. These are likewise signed by Brown. Touch of light age/storage related toning and handling wear with minor paperclip/staple rust at upper left corner. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 537 1970-71 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates Scouting contract. Original Uniform Employee's Contract as issued to Clemente serving as the secondary copy intended for his files. Signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown in ink rating 8-8/9 out of 10 (not signed by Clemente). Light age and storage related toning and handling wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX/MT ($750-$1,500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 538 1970 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates contract with related material. Original Uniform Player's Contract as issued to Clemente for the 1970 season representing an initial offer by the team. Signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown (marker, 9/10) (not signed by Clemente). Also includes a file copy "Supplemental Pension Contract" and a letter covering what would happen should he be traded. These are likewise signed by Brown. Touch of light age/storage related toning and handling wear with minor paperclip/staple rust/impression at upper left corner. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 539 1970-71 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates Scouting contract. Original Uniform Employee's Contract as issued to Clemente serving as the secondary copy intended for his files. Signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown in ink rating 8-8/9 out of 10 (not signed by Clemente). Light age and storage related toning and handling wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX/MT ($750-$1,500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 540 1971 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates contract. Original Uniform Player's Contract as issued to Clemente for the 1971 season representing an initial offer by the team. Signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown (ink, 8 out of 10) (not signed by Clemente). Touch of light age/storage related toning and handling wear with staple hole at top left corner. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 541 1971 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates contract. Original Uniform Player's Contract as issued to Clemente for the 1971 season representing an initial offer by the team. Signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown (ink, 8 out of 10) (not signed by Clemente). Touch of light age/storage related toning and handling wear with minor paperclip/staple rust stains near top edge. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 542 1972 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates contract with related material. Original Uniform Player's Contract as issued to Clemente for the 1972 season includes a letter from Pirates GM Joe L.Brown noting that it was sent in compliance with MLB rules however the two would be discussing further terms on an impending trip to Puerto Rico. In addition, the letter has exceptional content related to their 1971 Championship season. Also includes a file copy "Supplemental Pension Contract" and a letter covering what would happen should he be traded. All (4) pieces are signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown (ink, 7/8-8). General handling and storage wear with light toning. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 543 1972 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates contract with related material. Original Uniform Player's Contract as issued to Clemente for the 1972 season representing an initial offer by the team. Signed by General Manager Joe L. Brown in ink (7/8 out of 10) (not signed by Clemente). Also includes (2) page letter as sent by the team to players regarding training camp and a related form. General handling and storage wear with light toning. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 544 1966 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque. Mahogany wooden plaque inscribed to Clemente (in Spanish) in recognition of the Don Q Trophy given to Clemente on Jan. 22, 1966. 7" tall with some scattered surface imperfections to the brass placard. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($200-$400) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 545 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque c.1960-70s. Walnut wooden plaque as presented to Clemente by "Club 4-H S.E.A" inscribed (In Spanish), "To Roberto Clemente Largest Player That Latin America has Produced, We Admire You For Dedicating Part Of Your Life To The Youth of Puerto Rico". 8"x12" with floral brass garniture affixed to the top. Light to moderate surface scratching and patination to the brass areas. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($300-$500) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 546 1965 Roberto Clemente Exchange Club presentational plaque. Mahogany wooden plaque as presented to Clemente with figural brass book style placard affixed to the front. National Exchange Club enamelwork insignia affixed to the placard which is inscribed, "Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds" on left panel. Right panel in inscribed (in Spanish), "To Roberto Clemente In Recognition to the outstanding performance of our highest in baseball of the Major Leagues" by the Exchange Club of El Comandante-Country Club 1965. The brass placards have some wear to the plating with the wooden plaque having some uneven wear to finish at bottom corners. 11"x15" . Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG ($400-$600) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 547 Roberto Clemente Service to Mankind presentational award. Reverse painted glass plaque as presented to Clemente in recognition of "Significant and Meritorious Service To Mankind" by the Caguas Sertoma Club. Overall size is 11"x14" housed in a modern era frame. Some minor paint flaking to the reverse paint is evident along with 1" area of chipping to the back. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 548 Roberto Clemente American Legion Junior Baseball presentational medal. Sterling silver octagonal medal as presented to Clemente features baseball equipment in raised dÄcor on the front with "Junior Baseball" inset onto blue enamelwork field and brass American Legion symbol. Reverse is inscribed, "Con Sincero Amistad" translating to "With Sincere Friendship". Marked "Sterling" at bottom of reverse along with manufacturer's hallmark. 3 1/2" total length with some age fading to the original ribbon. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-EX ($500-$750) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 549 1965 Roberto Clemente medal. Silver plate on copper medal with "FED" and "65" engraved on front along with torch symbol in raised dÄcor. Reverse is engraved "R.Clemente". The medal retains its original red, white, and blue ribbon with pinback. Some age fading to the ribbon is present and medal itself has wear to the silver plate surface. 3 1/2" total length. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 550 1964 Roberto Clemente medal. Silver coin shaped medal as presented to Clemente having "Victoria" stamped on front and inscribed on the reverse, "Feb 1964 R.Clemente Figura Del Ano" translating to "Man of the Year". Medal retains its original red, white, and blue ribbon with pin back which has some age fading. Medal itself exhibits some surface wear including light pitting and some scratches. 3" total length marked "Made in Italy" on the back. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG ($500-$750) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 551 1967 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque. Walnut wooden plaque as given to Clemente in recognition as "Chiropractic Pittsburgh Pirate Fitness Award" by the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society. Brass placard is inscribed to Clemente and exhibits some surface wear with few scratches. 9"x12". Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($400-$600) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 552 Superb 1964 Roberto Clemente presentational trophy. Large figural trophy stands 33" in height as presented to Clemente on December 30, 1964 featuring a large silver-plated two handled loving cup with figural batsman finial. Black painted wooden plinth style base has inscribed silver-plated placard affixed which reads (in Spanish), "To Roberto Clemente: Pride of Puerto Rico In recognition of his brilliant execution on the diamonds of baseball and his undeniable services to the cause of sport in general". Trophy presents beautifully with original patination intact and substantive craftsmanship evident throughout. Black wooden painted base has some typical light to moderate surface wear with the affixed silver placard exhibiting age and some age crazing. This particular trophy occupied a place of prominence within the Clemente home as evidenced by the related image in the catalogue. Exceptional display piece with photographic provenance. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($5,000-$10,000) $4,950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 553 Roberto Clemente Corona Cerveza presentational trophy c.1960s. Figural trophy as presented to Clemente features a silver-plated chalice style cup atop a walnut wooden plinth base. Small figural metal Corona mascot is positioned at the right side of the base. Applied metal placard on front of the base with Corona insignia and "Roberto Clemente" inscription. 10" long with some light to moderate wear to finish on wooden base. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($500-$750) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 554 Roberto Clemente Perth Amboy, New Jersey Key to the City c.1960-70s. Ornate cast brass oversized key as presented to Clemente marked with city name on front and Mayor George J. Otlowski on the reverse. Light general surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-EX ($100-$300) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 555 1965 Roberto Clemente Santurce Exchange Club award with related publication. Walnut wooden plaque as presented to Clemente by the Santurce Exchange Club with applied brass placard on front inscribed (in Spanish), To Roberto Clemente: In recognition of his brilliant career in big league baseball and his contribution to sports in Puerto Rico". Large brass embossed Exchange Club insignia is affixed to the top. 10" tall with minor surface wear. The plaque includes 1965 "La Epistola de Santurce" publication which pictures Clemente on the front cover on the occasion in which he received the award. Soiling to the front cover. Very fine quality award with additional publication provenance. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: Award: EX-MT, Publication: GD ($1,000-$2,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 556 Roberto Clemente original caricature artwork c.1960-70s. Original hand drawn charcoal and ink illustrative artwork as created for printed publication. Thick stock paper board with applied captions signed by the artist "Ismael" at lower left. 13"x17". Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($400-$600) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 557 Roberto Clemente original art glass display piece c.1968. Striking original art glass display executed in decoupage fashion depicting Clemente in batting pose as presented to Clemente in 1968. The abstract style display is beautifully fashioned with three dimensional texture. Fairly thick coating of shellac was applied in the period and has toned with age. As evidenced by several areas (top right corner) where the shellac has flaked, the underlying artwork remains in very fine condition and could be improved upon with full removal of shellac coating. Includes several period images with Clemente, family members, and the artist posing with the offered artwork. 15"x19" in its original oak frame. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-EX ($1,500-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 558 Porcelain handled cup by Roberto Clemente c.1960-70s. Original ceramic cup as made by Roberto Clemente through his study and practice of ceramic arts. Handled cup measures 3" tall with raised dÄcor scenery depicting grapes/vines with several elf figures wearing long stocking hats. Hand signed on the bottom by Clemente, "Roberto Clemente Studio". Fine overall condition with light age crazing to the surface. Unique and interesting piece with relation to one or the many talents possessed by Clemente outside of the game of baseball. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 559 Porcelain handled cup by Roberto Clemente c.1960-70s. Original ceramic cup as made by Roberto Clemente through his study and practice of ceramic arts. Handled cup measures 3" tall with raised dÄcor scenery depicting grapes/vines with several elf figures wearing long stocking hats. Hand signed on the bottom by Clemente, "RC" along with heart symbol. Fine overall condition with light age crazing to the surface. Unique and interesting piece with relation to one of the many talents possessed by Clemente outside of the game of baseball. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($250-$500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 560 Porcelain handled cup by Roberto Clemente c.1960-70s. Original ceramic cup as made by Roberto Clemente through his study and practice of ceramic arts. Handled cup measures 3" tall with raised decor scenery depicting grapes/vines with several elf figures wearing long stocking hats. Hand signed on the bottom by Clemente, "RC" along with heart symbol. Fine overall condition with light age crazing to the surface. Unique and interesting piece with relation to one or the many talents possessed by Clemente outside of the game of baseball. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($250-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 561 Porcelain handled cup by Roberto Clemente c.1960-70s. Original ceramic cup as made by Roberto Clemente through his study and practice of ceramic arts. Handled cup measures 3" tall with raised dÄcor scenery depicting grapes/vines with several elf figures wearing long stocking hats. Hand signed on the bottom by Clemente, "RC" along with heart symbol. Fine overall condition with light age crazing to the surface. Unique and interesting piece with relation to one or the many talents possessed by Clemente outside of the game of baseball. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-MT ($250-$500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 562 Porcelain gravy boat by Roberto Clemente c.1960-70s. Original ceramic handled gravy boat as made by Roberto Clemente through his study and practice of ceramic arts. Handled boat measures 6" long with raised dÄcor scenery depicting wheat stalks with leaves. Fine overall condition with light age crazing to the surface. The tip of the pouring spout has some damage which has been repaired. Unique and interesting piece with relation to one or the many talents possessed by Clemente outside of the game of baseball. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG ($200-$400) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 563 Porcelain water pitcher by Roberto Clemente with related photo and documents c.1960-70s. Handled ceramic water pitcher as made by Roberto Clemente through his study and practice of ceramic arts. Pitcher stands 8" tall with hand colored grape and vine design on both side panels. The pitcher includes an original 1970 certificate form "Asocicion de Ceramica Artistra" as issued to Clemente who had studied and learned the art of ceramics. The lot also includes an 8"x10" original photo of Clemente standing with a lamp made of grapes that he had also created. Unique and interesting piece with relation to one or the many talents possessed by Clemente outside of the game of baseball. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($750-$1,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 564 Roberto Clemente ceramic matador with related ceramic mold and supporting documents c.1960-70s. Original painted ceramic matador as made by Roberto Clemente through his study and practice of ceramic arts. Figural stands 11" tall with some very minor paint chips. Stamped "Atlantic Mold" under the base. The lot also includes an original chalkware ceramic mold for a very similar matador figural. 18" square with some light handling wear. The grouping includes a selection of period documents and paperwork related to Clemente's ceramic artwork including a 1969 letter from Skutt & Sons regarding an order of supplies. Unique and interesting pieces with relation to one or the many talents possessed by Clemente outside of the game of baseball. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($500-$1,000) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 565 1961 Roberto Clemente National League Batting Championship presentational trophy. Very attractive figural mahogany wooden trophy as presented to Clemente in recognition of his 1961 NL Batting title. Plinth style base with wooden center column having figural brass loving cup with baseball batter finial in a bronze wash. Brass placard affixed to the central column inscribed (in Spanish), "Civic Sports Club of Urb El Comandante Inc. to Roberto Clemente Champion Batter National League 1961". Fine original condition and appearance standing 18" tall with light patination to the bronze finish surfaces. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 566 1961 Roberto Clemente National League Batting Championship presentational trophy. Fine quality figural trophy primarily of marble and alabaster construction as presented to Clemente by the Cerveceria India Inc. brewery company from Mayaguez, PR. Trophy stands an impressive 26" tall with white alabaster columnar design atop a three tiered marble plinth with two applied brass placards. Placards are inscribed, respectively, "Campeon Bate .351 Liga Nacional 1961 R.Clemente" and "Roberto Clemente Campeon Bate=Liga Nacional, Cerveceria India, Inc. Mayaguez PR". Two figural winged goddess finials are positioned at the trophy base with matching batter at the apex of the trophy. Appropriate light to moderate surface wear to the bronze wash with impressive overall visual qualities. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$3,000) $2,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 567 1961 Roberto Clemente National League Batting Championship presentational plaque. Walnut wooden plaque as presented to Clemente in recognition of winning the 1961 National League Batting Championship. Inscribed with Clemente's name and engraved (in Spanish), "Champion Batter of National League 1961 In recognition by the people of Carolina for his outstanding performance". Brass placard exhibits some typical light surface scratching with the wooden plaque showing light to moderate patination. 15" long. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($750-$1,250) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 568 1961 Roberto Clemente NL Batting Championship presentational trophy. Handsome figural trophy given to Clemente in recognition of his 1961 National League Batting Championship featuring art nouveau style loving cup atop mahogany wooden plinth base. Figural batsman finial at top with bronze wash finish. Brass placard applied to the base inscribed (in Spanish), "1961 Champion Batter National League Graduated 1954 Commercial Institute of Puerto Rico: Gift From Your Companions". 21" tall with a few very minor areas of tarnish to the plating. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT ($2,000-$4,000) $1,800.00
 
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 ($100,000-$200,000) $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 ($100,000-$200,000) $260,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 571 Cache of Roberto Clemente documents with relation to Major League Baseball Player's Association c.1969-70. Interesting grouping of documents related to Clemente as the Union player representative for the Pittsburgh Pirates to include: Clemente's personal copy of the 1970 Basic Agreement between the Player's Association and Major League Baseball (Roberto Clemente written at top of front cover in red); Several typewritten documents sent to Clemente and signed by MLBPA counsel Dick Moss; Telegram to Clemente from Marvin Miller; and (10) assorted typewritten letters sent to Clemente from the MLBPA. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: Range EX-NM ($250-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 572 Marvin Miller autographed letter to Roberto Clemente along with 1969 telegram. Typewritten one page letter on Major League Baseball Player's Association letterhead as sent to Clemente and two other Union player representatives by MLBPA Executive Director Marvin Miller regarding a letter from President, Warren Giles. Signed in blue ink, "Marvin" at the bottom. The lot also includes a 1969 telegram as sent to Clemente from Marvin Miller regarding an Owner's announcement related to World Series revenue. Desirable MLBPA related item pertaining to Clemente who was an instrumental figure in the formation of same. Includes auction LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 573 January 10, 1972 Commissioner Bowie Kuhn autographed letter to Roberto Clemente. Two page typewritten document on MLB letterhead as sent to Clemente with regard to selecting the players to be included on the 1972 All-Star Game ballot. Signed on the second page by Kuhn in black felt tip ink. Retains its original return envelope with ballots not being executed by Clemente. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($200-$400) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 574 Lot of vintage documents with relation to Roberto Clemente c.1960-70s. Varied assortment to include, 1972 Mellon Bank statement with Clemente's printed name; (2) 1971 Puerto Rico Dept. of Transportation documents; (2) 1954 Puerto Rico Dept. of Transportation document; 1958 Puerto Rico Dept. of Transportation document with relation to citation having typewritten Clemente name; 1972 Eastern Airlines typewritten letter and other documents with reference to Roberto Clemente Blue member card; 1964 Great American Life Insurance cancellation document with typewritten Clemente name; 1965 file copy letter as sent to Clemente with reference to San Juan Winter League roster; 1966 Great American Life Insurance policy with typewritten Clemente name; and a 1971 mimeograph copy of a group of endorsement contracts issued to Clemente by the Louis Sautel Agency including Rawlings and Quality Checked Dairy products (interesting grouping including numerous copies of Clemente signed checks and documents). Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: Range GD-NM ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 575 Lot of business checks and debit receipts with relation to "Roberto Clemente Electric" company c.1963-64. Small cache of items relating to the family business based in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico with Roberto Clemente's namesake to include: (34) business checks having "Roberto Clemente Electric" printed (few cases written) at top of each check. Checks are signed by two company officials including Roberto's brother Justino Clemente. The lot also includes (15) "Banco Popular De Puerto Rico" debit slips each having "Roberto Clemente Electric" printed on front. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: Range VG-EX/MT ($400-$600) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 576 1964 Roberto Clemente autographed income tax document. Original tax return as retained by Clemente as a file copy for his records ("Copia Para Su Record" imprinted on front). Signed at lower left corner of the front page, "Roberto Clemente" in ink rating 7/8 out of 10. Filled out in unknown hand with related material stapled inside to include a pair of letters/statements signed by Vera Clemente and a "Los Nuevos Senadores" withholding statement (The Senadores were a Puerto Rican team on which Clemente played in the off season). Storage and handling wear includes folds and small tears to edges (most notably effecting right side). Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente Family: Sig. EX/MT-NM, Document VG-EX ($750-$1,250) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 577 1972 Roberto Clemente Corporation autographed Bank Resolution. One page (front and back) typewritten bank resolution from the "Banco de Ponce" with relation to the Roberto Clemente Corporation whose board members were Roberto, his wife Vera, and brother Osvaldo. Signed in blue ink on the back by all three board members including Roberto whose signature rates 9 out of 10. Few areas of light age toning to the document itself. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Document: EX, Signature: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 578 1966 Roberto Clemente dual autographed loan document. Original legal page size document with relation to a bank account request with the Caguas Federal Savings & Loan having been signed twice (one in printed version) and fully executed by Clemente in blue ink. Signature and printed name autograph rate 8/9 out of 10 with additional handwritten information completed by Clemente including employer as "Pittsburgh BB Club". Few areas of minor age toning. Rare original dual signed document dating to Clemente's MVP season of 1966. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: Document: EX-MT, Signatures: NM ($1,500-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 579 1967 Roberto Clemente autographed United States Vaccination Certification. Small 4"x6 1/2" bound booklet as issued to Clemente to document his vaccination certification for travel having been signed three times on the interior and exterior by Clemente (one autograph and two printed name signatures). Blue ink signatures rate 8/9 out of 10. The booklet is also signed by Pittsburgh Pirates Dr. Joseph Finegold on the interior. Front cover has a some age spotting and booklet in general exhibits moderate use. Uncommon Government signed document with desirable multiple signatures. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: Booklet: VG-EX, Signatures: Range EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 580 1972 Roberto Clemente Corporation autographed Bank Resolution. One page (front and back) typewritten bank resolution from the "Banco de Ponce" with relation to the Roberto Clemente Corporation whose board members were Roberto, his wife Vera, and brother Osvaldo. Signed in blue ink on the back by all three board members including Roberto whose signature rates 9 out of 10. Few areas of light age toning to the document itself. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Document: EX, Signature: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 581 1966 Roberto Clemente dual autographed loan document. Original legal page size document with relation to a bank account request with the Caguas Federal Savings & Loan having been signed twice and fully executed by Clemente in blue ink. Signatures rate 8/9 out of 10 with additional handwritten information completed by Clemente including employer as "Pittsburgh BB Club". Few areas of minor age toning. Includes original mailing envelope as sent to Clemente. Rare original dual signed document dating to Clemente's MVP season of 1966. Includes full LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from the Clemente family: Document: EX-MT, Signatures: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 582 1972 Roberto Clemente Corporation autographed Bank Resolution along with related document. One page (front and back) typewritten bank resolution from the "Banco de Ponce" with relation to the Roberto Clemente Corporation whose board members were Roberto, his wife Vera, and brother Osvaldo. Signed in blue ink on the back by all three board members including Roberto whose signature rates 9 out of 10. Few areas of light age toning to the document itself and a period tape repaired tear at bottom left corner of signature page. The lot also includes a secondary Roberto Clemente Corp. invoice document (unsigned). Includes auction LOA from JSA: Document: VG-EX, Signature: NM ($1,000-$1,500) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 583 1964 Roberto Clemente presentational plaque. Walnut wooden shield shaped plaque as presented to Clemente by the Lions Club International having brass placard on front inscribed (in Spanish), "Sabana Llana's Lions Club Gives Roberto Clemente a Recognition of his Outstanding Work as Faithful Example of Sport and an Extraordinary Example to Youth and Citizenship to Puerto Ricans". Dated 12-4-64 as presented by President Eddie Lopategui. 12" tall with some minor surface wear. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 584 1966 Roberto Clemente Lions Club International presentational award. Walnut wooden plaque as presented to Clemente in recognition of his selection as the National League MVP for 1966. Brass placard on the front is inscribed (in Spanish) to Clemente by the Lions Club of Carolina Puerto Rico in honor of his selection as the 1966 NL MVP. 12" tall with some light paint flecks to the wooden surface and some general light to moderate surface wear overall. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-EX ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 585 1967 Roberto Clemente Lions Club International presentational award. Large 15" walnut wooden plaque as presented to Clemente by the Arecibo Lions Club on December 10, 1967. Scroll style brass placard affixed to the wooden plaque inscribed (in Spanish), "To Roberto Clemente Champion of Champions-In recognition for the acceptance from Puerto Rico to Major League Baseball". Very handsome overall eye appeal with light surface wear overall. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT ($500-$750) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 586 1968 Roberto Clemente Lions Club presentational plaque. Mahogany wooden plaque with two inscribed brass placards framed in floral gilt brass borders as presented to Clemente by the Lions Club of Carolina, Puerto Rico. Top placard features Lions Club insignia with the lower being inscribed (in Spanish), "To our Roberto Clemente In Recognition of his extraordinary work in the Major Leagues 2-17-68". 10"x13" with some adhesive residue on the reverse and slight separation at the three board construction joints. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-EX ($500-$750) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 587 Roberto Clemente Corona Cerveza presentational trophy c.1960-70s. Figural trophy as presented to Clemente by the noted Corona beer company of a walnut wooden base and center column having applique brass appointments, eagle finials, and loving cup with Greek athletic figural. Inset brass placard inscribed (in Spanish), "To Roberto Clemente in Recognition for Labor as Exemplary Athlete and Cooperation to Rio Piedras Goya" along with the Corona insignia. 22" tall with some moderate surface wear to wooden base and some replating to the loving cup and Greek figural. Some dryness and small loss under the base itself which is covered by felt but mentioned for accuracy. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($750-$1,500) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 588 Pair of 1965 Roberto Clemente "Prensa Radio-TV" presentational certificates. Group of (2) original certificates as presented to Clemente in recognition of ,"Certificate of his services to the very distinguished sport of baseball during this decade". Each measures 11"x14" with some scattered surface age spotting and wear to the edges including corner dings. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG-VG/EX ($500-$750) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 589 Roberto Clemente presentational silver platter by the Goya Corporation c.1960-70s. Striking silver plated platter as presented to Clemente by the prominent Goya Corporation inscribed on the front (in Spanish), "To Roberto Clemente for Representation within Puerto Rican Athletics and Dignification of the Latin Race in the World of Sports-Goya Products". 20" long with some moderate surface pitting and a few areas of wear to the plating. Includes letter of provenance by the Clemente family: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 590 1966 Roberto Clemente National League Most Valuable Player presentational silver tray by Gorham Co, New York. Exceptional quality silver-plated tray as presented to Clemente by the Texaco Oil Co. of Puerto Rico. Inscribed in center panel (in Spanish), "Roberto Clemente As an Expression of Sincere Recognition for his Triumph as the Most Valuable Player of the National League". Texaco Oil Co. insignia with "1966" superimposed engraved beneath the central inscription. Intaglio decor surrounds the inscription, 26" long marked with Gorham hallmarks on the back. Very fine overall condition with some very minor surface wear to the plating in a few areas. Outstanding presentational piece with relation to one of the greatest accomplishments of Clemente's historic career and his only MVP award selection. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX-EX/MT ($5,000-$7,500) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 591 Fine 1966 Roberto Clemente NL Most Valuable Player presentational trophy from the Mutual Savings Bank of Puerto Rico. Large figural trophy as presented to Clemente in recognition of his 1966 National League Most Valuable Player Award. Walnut multi tiered plinth base having figural silver plated batter and two handled loving cup finials. Two applied brass placards are inscribed (in Spanish), respectively, "To Roberto Clemente Most Valuable Player National League Season 1966 Pittsburgh Pirates" and "On behalf of the Puerto Rican people and as a token of admiration and appreciation for his exemplary performance in and out of sport for the good name of our island, the first Mutual Bank of Puerto Rico presents this trophy to the first Puerto Rican to be selected for such a high honor in sports." Dated and titled in English at the bottom "Mutual Savings Bank de Puerto Rico San Juan, PR, April 1967". Wooden surfaces have some typical light scratches and the batter/loving cup figurals have some retouch to the silver plating with batter missing its bat. 24" tall. Very notable presentational trophy illustrating the extraordinary pride that the people of Puerto Rico exhibited in Roberto for earning the Most Valuable Player Award in 1966. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX Please note: this lot relates directly to lot 501 ($2,000-$4,000) $3,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 592 Roberto Clemente San Anton School banner c.1951. Original blue felt banner with applied white lettering as issued to Clemente for his attendance of the San Anton School. Unclear as to the precise reasoning of issuance. 12" long with one set of tassels missing and some scattered toning. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 593 Scarce Santurce Cangrejeros baseball team photograph with Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays c.1954. Original 8"x10" image of a composite arrangement featuring individual player vignette portraits of the Puerto Rico Winter League Santurce Cangrejeros. Players are identified under their respective images including a 23 year old, Willie Mays and 20 year old rookie, Roberto Clemente. The image itself exhibits heavy age and handling wear including creasing, small tear at center, and small border tears. Minor surface soiling is present which could be cleaned if so desired and bottom right corner does have some emulsion loss which intersects with Clemente's name. Notably rare item which was one of the only pieces documenting the legendary combination of the two future Hall of Fame players with added desirability of having originated from Clemente's personal collection. 8"x10" matted and framed. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: PR-GD ($500-$1,000) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 594 Roberto Clemente 1963-64 San Juan All-Star Game presentational plaque. Walnut wooden plaque as presented to Clemente for his participation in the Puerto Rican Winter League All-Star Game as the right fielder from San Juan club. Applied brass placard is titled and inscribed to Clemente (in Spanish). 6"x9" with some tarnish spotting to the brass placard. Diminutive but significant award as related to Clemente's All-Star appearance in the storied Puerto Rican Winter League. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($500-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 595 June 25, 1965 Roberto Clemente Los Angeles Puerto Rican Heritage Presentational Certificate. Ornate original certificate presented to Clemente by the Los Angeles City Council honoring Clemente and several other Puerto Rican players in recognition of their heritage. Top features a colorful image of Los Angeles along with the state seal. Original gilt seal with tri color ribbon remains intact with certificate having been signed by four council members. 11"x16" housed in its original blue outer folio. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($500-$750) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 596 June 1965 Roberto Clemente "Los Angeles Puerto Rico Day" Presentational Certificate. Oversized original certificate presented to Clemente in recognition of his Puerto Rican heritage by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles. Signed at the bottom by five Board members. 12"x20" with some age toning at top border. Includes its original blue outer folio. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: VG ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 597 Lot of Roberto Clemente materials with relation to Puerto Rican Baseball c.1960s. Desirable grouping with relation to Clemente's tenure with the San Juan Puerto Rican baseball team in the 1960s to include: (2) 1964-65 Senadores programs each with interior feature images of Clemente; 1963-64 Senadores program with interior feature images of Clemente; Unused Puerto Rico Winter League player's contract likely issued to Clemente and not executed; Statistics packet for the Senadores from 1964-65; and 4"x5" original black and white photo of Clemente in San Juan uniform. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: Range VG-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 598 Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico baseball photograph and League manual c.1960-70s. Includes original sepia tone 5"x8" image of Clemente in "Puerto Rico" uniform attributed to his Winter League appearances during the 1960s. Strong clarity and eye appeal with original Puerto Rican photo credit stamp on the reverse. The lot also includes Clemente's 1971-72 Puerto Rico Baseball Federation manuals which includes image of Roberto on the back cover. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($250-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 599 1967-68 Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican Winter League contract. Original contract as issued to Clemente for the Los Nuevos Senadores baseball club 1967-68 season. Contract is unsigned by Clemente and retains the original 1967 mailing envelope. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($500-$1,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 600 Fine 1967 Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico Superior Amateur Baseball Circuit presentational plaque. Large 18" tall walnut wooden plaque presented to Clemente by the noted Puerto Rican baseball organization featuring a winged angel finial in gilt finish flanked by ornate intaglio brass decor. Two small applied brass placards at bottom feature the baseball league's insignia with a larger central plaque inscribed (in Spanish), "Presented to Roberto Clemente For his outstanding performance as a professional player in Puerto Rico and the United States after participating with prestige and sincerity in the amateur baseball circuit of Puerto Rico". Very handsome overall eye appeal with minimal general surface wear and tiny indentation to one placard. Desirable presentational piece with relation to Clemente's participation in the prestigious Puerto Rican Winter Leagues. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: EX ($1,500-$3,000) DNS
 
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