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Lot # 1033 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Roberto Clemente Signed 8 x 10 Photo

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For -

Original sepia-toned 8 x 10-inch photograph signed by Roberto Clemente. The Hall of Fame outfielder is pictured in formal attire as he sits in front of an unidentified speaker standing at a dais. Clemente has signed the photo in blue ink (grading “8”) on his image. While all Roberto Clemente signed items are scarce due to his premature death in 1972, signed photos are exceptionally rare and highly prized by collectors. We have seen very few Clemente-signed photos over the years, most of which were either magazine-page photos or smaller-format team-issued photos, as opposed to original photographic prints. This exceptional example is not only unusual (we've never seen this image before), it is the first signed Clemente original photo that we have offered in years and one that would be a worthy addition to any advanced collection. We don't know the circumstances of the event which Clemente is attending in this photograph but we suspect that additional research may provide more information. The photo is slightly toned and displays a minor crease in the lower left corner, as well as a few extremely light surface wrinkles. This is an impressive signed Clemente photo, in Very Good to Excellent condition, with an even stronger appearance. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR

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