After the tragic death of Roberto Clemente, the Hall of Fame did its job and inducted him in 1973, creating a section in Cooperstown entitled “The Roberto Clemente papers”. These (11) memorabilia items feature moderate age-induced wear (average VG-EX) and pays tribute to that moment of enshrinement. A solid collectible for any Clemente enthusiast.
Hall of Fame documents: (9) total;
March 29, 1973 letter from historian Cliff Kachline requesting a questionnaire about Roberto from Vera
April 17, 1973 letter from historian Cliff Kachline regarding televising induction ceremony in Puerto Rico
Sept. 7, 1973 letter regarding Roberto’s induction and Vera’s speech
Sept. 14, 1973 letter regarding Vera’s handwritten tribute “The Day Everyone Mourned”
1973 press release from the Hall of Fame documenting the inductees from that year
Baseball Writers Association of America 1973 letter with Clemente ballot
1973 note handwritten by Vera with itinerary of induction day
1973 Hall of Fame members list
January 30, 1974 letter giving the Roberto Clemente Humanitarian Award to Hebert Bellamy
National Baseball Hall of Fame envelope addressed to Vera Clemente with package for induction
National Baseball Hall of Fame souvenir booklet.