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Roberto played with the Dodgers for about a year, 1954-1955. In 1955 he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and led them to win both the National League pennant and the World Series.
Roberto Clemente was not drafted (the MLB draft began in 1965) but instead was signed as a free agent by the Brooklyn Dodgers prior to the 1952 season. He subsequently went to the Pirates as a Rule 5 draftee after the 1954 season.
1954 Roberto Clemente signed as a free agent with the Dodgers on February 19, 1954 for a reported $5,000 salary and a $10,000 bonus. MLB Rules, at the time, stated that any player signed for more than $4,000 had to spend two straight years on the major league roster else risk losing him in the offseason draft. But the Dodgers put him with the Montreal Royals of the International League for the 1954 season. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Clemente as a Rule 5 draftee after the 1954 season.
1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie card number 164A 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie card number 164 has a book value of about $2,200.00 in near/mint -mint condition. Professionally graded cards will sell for more money than a non-graded card in the same condition. With the value of this card it will pay to have the card graded. It could double the value or more depending on the grade given. Condition is important.Common flaws with baseball cards include: rounded edges, creases, off centered, and faded color. Any or all flaws will devalue the card significantly.
Wikipedia says: In 1954, Clyde Sukeforth, a scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates, noticed that Clemente was being used as a bench player for the [Montreal Royals, then the Dodgers' farm team] and discussed the possibility of drafting Clemente to the Pirates with the team's manager Max Macon. The Pirates selected Clemente as the first selection of the rookie draft that took place on November 22, 1954.
A Roberto Clemente single signed baseball is worth between $5,000.-$8,000. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Signatures that have not been properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. Add for inscriptions. In a recent auction (2007) a Roberto Clemente single signed baseball sold for $5,975.00 in another auction held in 2005 a pristine Roberto Clemente signature sold for $13,145.00
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