BIDDING NOW OPEN -- BIDDING ENDS 12/04
PSA NM-MT 8
Roberto Clemente Rookie
Fall 2014 Auction
Lot Number: 380
1955 Topps # 164
Graded by PSA as NM-MT 8
Starting Bid: $5,000
This coveted 1955 Topps high-number series issue is the rookie card of Pirates Hall-of-Fame icon Roberto Clemente. This is one of the most popular and highly sought after post-war baseball cards. It is the most valuable issue within the immensely popular 1955 Topps set, and is right at the top of most collector's rookie card wantlists.
Roberto Clemente enjoyed a stellar 18-year Hall-of-Fame career (1955-72), all with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was named to 15 All Star teams, won 12 Gold Glove Awards, was a four-time batting champion, and won two World Series championships. He won the MVP Award in 1966, and was named Most Valuable Player of the 1971 World Series.
Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA, the offered example is a sparkling blazer! It has sharp pinpoint corners, clean cream-white borders, excellent printing and surface quality, bold original coloration, and an absolutely electrifying glossy finish.