July 12, 2017

Roberto Clemente’s ’67 N.L Silver Bat award sold for a record $493,500 at Tuesday’s All-Star Fan Fest Auction. His World Series rings did exceptionally well too:

Roberto Clemente World Series Rings

The auction included more than 300 items from the personal collection of the Pirates’ Hall of Famer.

The price for the silver bat beat the previous sold record of $313,500 held by Mickey Mantle’s 1956 American League silver bat award.

The live auction, run by Hunt Auctions, preceded the All-Star Game. The event included items from several players and raised more than $7.5 million, according to Hunt Auctions.

“Today’s auction results from the personal collection of Roberto Clemente were astounding, and appropriate, for the man known as ‘The Great One,’ ” said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions, in a news release.

The impressive records and numbers show that Roberto Clemente’s legacy is as vibrant as ever most notably as a generational humanitarian figure.

Clemente played his entire 1 season career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He amassed over 3,000 career hits, a .317 batting average, won 12 Gold Glove awards, 15 National League All-Star team selections, two World Series championship rings and was the 1971 World Series MVP. He perished on Dec. 31, 1972, when the plane he was in crashed. He was on his way assist victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua.

“This is something that shows the love and respect from fans after all these years, so thank you,” Roberto Clemente Jr. said in a Hunt Auctions news release.

Other highlights from the sale include:

  • Clemente 1971 Pirates World Series ring, sold for $381,875

  • Clemente 1960 Pirates World Series ring, $352,500

  • 1960 Clemente Pirates World Series home uniform, $411,250

  • Clemente Gold Glove Awards: Seasons 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, sold for a total of $640,375

  • 1971 Clemente World Series Most Valuable Player award, $85,187.50

  • 1966 Clemente Pirates professional model road jersey (MVP season), $199,750

  • Clemente Hall of Fame Induction Plaque, $82,250

  • 1972 Special Edition 440 Magnum Charger limited edition car presented to Clemente in recognition of his selection as the 1971 World Series MVP, $105,750

  • 1970-1971 Clemente Pirates professional model home uniform, $70,500

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