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Roger Maris Signed Beer Distributorship Advertising Card

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,044.00

Circa 1980 Roger Maris beer distributorship business souvenir photo card (4.5 x 7 inches) is signed and inscribed "To Eddie - Best Wishes - Roger Maris" ("9") in blue Sharpie marker. After his playing days, Maris started a new career. With the help of Anheuser-Busch, who owned the Cardinals (Maris' last team), Maris opened a beer distributorship in central Florida. Knowing the distributorship was owned by Roger Maris, customers would sometimes ask for a souvenir of the legendary slugger, so Maris had these advertising cards printed up to satisfy requests, which he sometimes signed. Surprisingly, we have seen very few examples over the years. The print run may have been very small. The card features an image of Maris hitting home run number 61, with the caption "New York, October 1, 1961...Connecting for No. 61." The card is printed on a slightly heavy stock with "leather" finish. Near Mint condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,044.00

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