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Official 1954 International League Playoffs Program for the Syracuse Chiefs, facing the visiting Montreal Royals.  The Royals, of course, featured a pre-rookie Roberto Clemente.  Clemente was signed by the Dodgers, with a bonus of $10,000.  The era's rules required any team signing a player for a bonus and salary greater than $4,000 keep that player on the major league roster for two years, or risk losing him in the offseason draft.  The Dodgers kept Clemente in Montreal in 1954, and the Royals famously played him sparingly, leading some to think the Dodgers were "hiding" him, hoping he wouldn't be drafted by another team at season's end.  Clemente did not play in this game, which is scored in pencil, in what looks to be a 2-1 Chiefs victory.  VG/EX condition with some surface and edge wear.

1954 Syracuse Chiefs International League Playoffs Official Scorecard w/Roberto Clemente1954 Syracuse Chiefs International League Playoffs Official Scorecard w/Roberto Clemente
1954 Syracuse Chiefs International League Playoffs Official Scorecard w/Roberto Clemente
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Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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