1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente Rookie SGC NM 84

Sold For: $5,400

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1021

Item Year: 1955

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded NM 84 by SGC. Stellar high-grade example of this classic rookie card of Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. Every short list of the most popular and classic of all 1950s baseball cards includes the 1955 Topps Clemente rookie. This is a stunning example! The card exhibits vibrant colors, four strong corners, perfect registration, and no print lines. Outstanding centering, very slightly to the bottom right, which is particularly noteworthy for this card, which is so often subject to extremely serious centering problems. Perfectly crisp and clean, both front and back, and with perfect gloss. This is a tremendous high-grade example of Roberto Clemente’s rookie card, one of the most important of all classic 1950s cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open).

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