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Reggie Jackson Signed Check Collection (100)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $2,962.50

This enormous collection of 100 signed Reggie Jackson personal checks originates directly from Reggie Jackson and is comprised of thirty-six checks from 1996 and sixty-four checks from 1997. Collectors might remember that two similar groups of 100 Reggie Jackson signed checks have appeared at auction in past years, as Lot 1156 in Robert Edward Auctions' May 2011 auction (sold for $3,819) and Lot 956 in our May 2012 auction (sold for $2,963). As was the case previously, this collection of 100 Reggie Jackson signed checks represents the largest number ever offered in a single lot at public auction. All of the checks are drawn on the Union Bank of California and bear Jackson's printed name and address (Newport Beach, CA), along with an illustration of a car, in the upper left corner. Each check is signed, in a variety of inks, "Reggie M. Jackson," with all of the signatures grading either "9" or "10." None of the checks are baseball related. Instead, most relate to his car-collecting hobby, including service and parts. Thirty of the checks display a single vertical fold and all display endorsements plus normal bank cancellation stamps on the front and/or back. All of the sixty-four 1997 checks display staple holes along the left border, with one also having a small tear (paper loss) in the upper left border and another exhibiting a black fingerprint on the front. Two of the 1997 checks also have an affixed white bank-code strip in the lower right, both of which partially cover Jackson's signature. Without regard to those minor condition anomalies (common to canceled checks), the group grades Nr/Mt overall, with just a small percentage grading slightly lesser. It should be noted that the "book" value of this lot, according to current SMR values, is $60,000. (Note: the $600 SMR list price per check is no doubt related to the almost total lack of Reggie Jackson checks on the market prior to our past two offerings, and the increased supply represented by this group alone could impact the list price in the future. Many years ago much greater quantities of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth checks, sold directly by their families, temporarily affected check prices for those legends. This is the nature of checks.) This is a remarkable offering of Reggie Jackson checks and one that potentially offers outstanding "break" value down the line. In addition to being a legendary Hall of Famer, a member of the "500 Home Run Club" and one of the most respected all-time greats of the game, Reggie Jackson is also a collector himself and a longtime supporter of the hobby. This substantial lot was personally provided by Reggie Jackson as a courtesy per our request via his agent. Total: 100 checks. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,962.50

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