Roberto Clemente isn’t just a hero in our country for his exploits on the field. The Hall of Famer is a national hero who is still revered in Puerto Rico to this day. Clemente’s story reads like a Greek tragedy. On the final day of the 1972 season, he smacked his 3,000th hit. Sadly while serving on a relief mission that December his plane went down and all on board perished.
Presented is a baseball autographed by the great himself, Roberto Clemente. It was autographed and personalized in blue ballpoint (“7”) on an Official Little League baseball made by Triple Play. The personalized was also penned in the hand of Roberto Clemente, “To Evelyn, Best Wishes”. The baseball itself is uniformly toned/soiled.
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