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Lot 569

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Lot Number: 569

Description: Exquisite 1967 Roberto Clemente National League Championship Silver Bat award. During his illustrious (18) year Major League career Roberto Clemente captured the National League batting title four times. Offered is the 1967 National League Silver Bat award which was presented to Clemente as the 1967 NL batting champion. The award is made in the manner of a professional model Louisville Slugger 125 model Clemente bat measuring 34" long and weighing 55.6 Troy ounces in sterling silver. Overall condition is very fine given its materials with a few areas of very minor surface scratching. "Batting Champion 1967 National League B.A. .357" is inscribed near the barrel area denoting the award title. Often lost in Clemente's overall game play is the fact that he was one of the finest batters of the era posting a lifetime .317 average with 3,000 hits and over 1,300 RBI's. The 1967 season marked Clemente's career high batting average of .357. With the exception of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Silver Bat is regarded as the most coveted of all personal player awards with only a handful having been made available to the collecting public. Substantive piece from one of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history. Includes letter of provenance from the Clemente family: NM

Estimated Price Range: ($100,000-$200,000)

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