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Lot # 1005 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Magnificent Multi-Signed Ball with Roberto Clemente on Sweet Spot

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $1,175.00

This multi-signed ball, which features the signatures of former Pirate players, is highlighted by a phenomenal Roberto Clemente signature example upon the sweet spot. Clemente has beautifully inscribed the official American League (Cronin) ball in blue ink “To Debbie – Best Wishes – Roberto Clemente.” The inscription grades a strong “8/9” and has been further accentuated by a pair of flourishing brackets added by Clemente on either side. The other side-panel signatures/inscriptions on the ball (“8/9”), which are penned in either blue ink or red felt-tip pen, are those of Alex Monchak (“To Debbie, Happiness and Success Always, Al Monchak”), Willie Stargell (“To Debbie, My Best, Willie Stargell”), and one other (illegible, name only). Despite the presence of the other signatures, the ball displays beautifully as a Clemente single and our consignor displayed it as such in his substantial ball collection. The ball has a few very small areas of light soiling and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,175.00


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