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This sale is for a GREEN Base, 1962 Roberto ClementeBobbin Head/Nodder.Unlike Mickey Mantle, Roberto ClementeIS the rarest nodderever producedof the facsimile likenesses. Clemente is super tough, even in a WHITE base. A Green Base, that's a whole nuther deal. I honestly have seen only one in my entire life, this one. Perhaps there are a few out there, perhaps not, I really don't know? I paid $7500.00 for him, so I'll start him at $12,000. For the time being, I won't be accepting any offers. I don't know that I really want to sell him, I may change my mind about that. But anyway, he's quite a find. He was pictured on an advertising sheet from back in 1960 or 1961, along with a GREEN base Mays also I but I've NEVER seen one of those in real life. I posted a picture of that ad also but unfortunately, mine is only a copy, I do not own the advertising sheet. But here he is. I guarantee him to be completely original and had no restorations or work done on him whatsoever. Even the bottom of this guy is intact. The price guide says that the stumbling blocks for this dollare the decal of his name, which wears or comes off, and the first and last letters of the name on his jersey, PITTSBURGH. For some reason or another, they become loose and unattached and eventually break off. He's got no issues with any of that. The DENVER SUPPLY Co was founded in 1915 and we've always taken great pride in being friendly, fair and trustworthy. Thank you again for watching and please make the DENVER SUPPLY one of your favorite vendors so you can readily and frequently drop by............Barry
One final thought, I guarantee and promise satisfaction with each and every item that we sell. No one should ever have to feel bad about a purchase nor a sale. So if you EVER buy ANYTHING from us, and decide in a day or two that it's not what you wanted, nor what you hoped, nor what you expected it to be, simply return it, in the same condition and in a timely manner, and I will issue an immediate 100% refund. I have 14 nodders from when I was a child. Back then they were only a buck or two and my Mother would allow me to pick one out every time we went to the Ephrata Children's Boy Store for school clothing. They had an entire wall of them. I took painstaking care of these little guys even then. I even hid this fact from my friends for fear of them making fun of me for playing with dolls. I gently stuffed newspaper in their heads because even then, I was indeed smarter then the average bear, and he's actually quite intelligent, so they say. So each and everyone of these guys turned out negative on my black light test. Then, I purchased numerous nodders off an sale house, which sometimes identifies when, and if, a piece they're selling, has been restored. Unfortunately I've been burned one too many times so no more sale houses for me. They look beautiful, as advertised, but when subjected to your little black light test, BOOM, there it is. Without the aid of that black light, I couldn't tell which of my Black Faced Phillies had been restored. They are both beautiful, and shiney, and mint, and have vibrant colors. But when the black light hits it, there are your spots of color that someone painted on. And you know what? That's fine. They belong to you. You may certainly fix them up, paint them up, cover up a nick, scratch, pin hole, whatever, to your own choosing and preference. Feel free to do whatever you like. But the problem now lies, if and when you should decide to sell them. Because now you have an obligation to at least share this. Now they've been restored and this is going to help sell it for some people, and discourage other people from buying it. It works both ways. I don't mind owning and displaying mint nodders in my personal collection that have been professionally restored. Don't mind it one little bit. But it's far easier for me to sell the mint ones that have NEVER been restored. That's what I specialize in. Yes they're very expensive, I don't deny that. I spend a ton of money on the GEM MINT ones. That's why I have them. The rest of the dealers aren't willing to pay as much as I do. But what I have is MINT and I have a ton of them. I am getting a huge collection of non mint items. So perhaps I'll list those for a while and take a break from the GEM MINT items. Regardless, get yourself a black light please, you'll be an expert in no time and you'll be glad that you did. A 30 Watt Black Light can be purchased on Amazon for $30.00 and it's more then big enough. I would never ever be without mine again. They even sell blacklight flashlights. They're not big enough for at home but it you're going to a card show and thinking about buying a bobbin head or two, stick it in your pocket and sneak a quick look before paying for a nodder from a man you'll never see again. If you're a nodder collector, this is an absolute must for your own satisfaction as well as protection. It's simply too easy. And please keep writing me and sending those pictures of your collections. I also recently completed a purchase of hundreds of old nodders. These are nice but certainly not the amazing MINT stuff that I've been moving for the last few years. In an effort to keep everyone excited and interested, I will start running these items as we get them on regular timed sales. You've been requesting that from me, so I'll do it. Thanks again and keep in touch...……………..Barry