Puerto rico clemente 1971 unique 18k gold medal awarded by pr gov. luis a. ferre
From the JULY 2017 ROBERTO CLEMENTE PERSONAL COLLECTION, Florida HUNT AuctionsUNIQUE - Ex 2017 ROBERTO CLEMENTE COLLECTION, ca1971, Roberto Clemente Puerto Rico 18K gold Medal awarded by Governor Luis A. Ferre, see images for provenance letter signed by Clemente's Wife Vera Clemente (passed away) & "El Mundo Newspaper Clip", over 3.1oz in 18k Gold, Swiss Huguenin Medal Maker, ONLY ONE KNOWN TO BE AWARDED by Puerto Rico Governors, Both Bar and medal are 18k 750 gold, see images for hallmarks on suspension Bar and Medal. Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker - (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Puerto Rican professional baseball player who played 18 seasons in (MLB) for the Pirates. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming both the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be enshrined. His untimely death established the precedent that, as an alternative to the five-year retirement period, a player who has been deceased for at least six months is eligible for entry into the Hall of Fame. Clemente was an ALL STAR for 12 seasons, playing in 15 All-Star Games. He was the (NL) MVP in 1966, the NL batting Leader in 1961, 1964, 1965, and 1967, and a Gold Glove Award winner for 12 consecutive seasons from 1961 through 1972. His batting average was over .300 for 13 seasons and he accomplished 3000 hits during his major league career. He also played in two World Series Championships. Clemente is the first Latin American and Caribbean player to help win a World Series as a starting position player (1960), to receive an NL MVP Award (1966), and to receive a World Series MVP Award (1971). Clemente was involved in charity work in Latin American and Caribbean countries during the off-seasons, often delivering baseball equipment and food to those in need. On December 31, 1972, he died in a plane crash while in route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He was 38 years old. The following season, the Pirates retired his Uniform number 21, and MLB renamed its annual Commissioner's Award in his honor; now known as the Roberto Clemente Award, it is given to the player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team". Please review photos for your own assessment on grading conditions. We do combined Shipping. Thanks and Good Luck!
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