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Graded EX 5 by PSA. Hall of Famer. This is one of just 47 copies recorded in PSA's census reporting. Here is a captivating specimen of what is not only Roberto Clemente's most sought-after card, but also the key to the rare and popular 1968 Topps "3-D" test set. A strong argument can be made that this is the single most valuable card from the entire decade of the 1960s. One of the very few cards deserving of categorization as a modern classic, the 1968 Topps "3-D" Roberto Clemente stands comfortably on its own with the most significant and noteworthy cards from all eras. The fact that this example has retained such a glamorous appearance is incredible, too, as these cards are unusually prone to almost-spontaneous cracking and scratching. The items were produced in just scant numbers as a test issue, and their only known public distribution took place in a few Brooklyn candy stores close to the Topps Company headquarters. (One can only speculate and wonder why the cards were never distributed at the national level, but the high cost of their manufacture is the most likely culprit.) The preservation seen in the offered card is quite favorable. Excellent condition, with absolutely no cracks!

1968 Topps Test 3-D Bob Clemente - PSA EX 51968 Topps Test 3-D Bob Clemente - PSA EX 5
1968 Topps Test "3-D" Bob Clemente - PSA EX 5
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Price Realized (Includes Buyers Premium): $7,768
Number of Bids: 23
Auction closed on: 3/9/2012