Piece of Roberto Clemente's DC-7 Plane
A dazzling baseball superstar was cut-down in 1972, shocking the world baseball and causing unsurmountable grief to encompass the Latin community worldwide. For Puerto Rico it was a national tragedy as this was their "Favorite Son" and what a wonderful son he was. Roberto Clemente (1934-1972) was the first great Latin American player to captivate the major leagues. His life was cut short when his plane, delivering relief supplies to earthquake-devastated Nicaragua, crashed on the last day of 1972. Clemente was an outspoken advocate for Hispanic rights and a humanitarian. His untimely death came while he was leading a mission of mercy. You can see why the owner kept a piece of his plane. As a monument and shrine to Puerto Rico's lost son. This piece came from a well-known collector in Puerto Rico. Lightweight metal DC-7 piece is in surprisingly good shape, despite its origins. This chunk of that plane, measures 19x14" at its largest point. The consignor, is the original owner from Puerto Rico, biggest fan and collector, hired divers to search the Puerto Rican waters for pieces of the downed plane.
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