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Did not know Roberto Clemente began his storied career with the Dodgers organization but he did. He was signed as an amateur free agent by Brooklyn in early 1954 and subsequently drafted by Pittsburgh from the Dodgers in November of that year in the Rule V draft. The rest is history!Up for sale is a Reach OfficialLeague Baseball signed by the 1954 MONTREAL ROYALS. Sphere looks great for its age but evidences some toning.
An amazing 24 players and coaches signed the ball including in order:
Wally Fiala, Max Macon- Manager, Junior McNeal, Glenn Cox, Joe Carbonaro, SANDY AMOROS, Ken Lehman, Bob Ludwick, CHICO FERNANDEZ, Hampton Coleman, JOE BLACK, Wally Hood, ROBERTO CLEMENTE (HOF; he was a ripe 19 years old when he penned this ball), Dick Young, TOM LASORDA (HOF), Don Thompson, Bob Wilson, GINO CIMOLI, Frank White, Rocky Nelson, Art Fabbro, Ed Roebuck, Jack Cassini, and Dick Whitman.
This signed baseball was authenticated by PSA/DNA Certification #AB06156. Don't be fooled by the many fake autographs on . This autograph is guaranteed authentic and has been certified by PSA/DNA, the authority on autograph authentication.
Comes with matching full letter certificate.
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Item's unique digital ID: AB06156
History of item: Obtained from a large collection.
Describe how you came to possess this item: Traded a bowl of gumbo for it.
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