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Goal Line "Pro Football Hall of Fame Art Series" Near-Complete Set Featuring Signed Cards for 217 of the 230 Possible Players! (1998-2014)
Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $6,600
The beautifully illustrated "Pro Football Hall of Fame Art Series" cards, issued annually by Goal Line Art to commemorate each of the inductees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, were first produced in 1989. The cards, issued in separate series, were all limited in their production to just 5,000, with the limitation set number stamped on the reverse. Like the Perez-Steele postcards for baseball, autograph collectors quickly gravitated to them as the ideal format for collecting the signatures of Canton's elite fraternity. Offered here is a near-complete collection of 276 Goal Line cards (out of a possible 287; current through 2014), which includes one duplicate. Of the 287 cards issued through 2014, only 230 could have possibly been signed by the respective player. This incredible collection features signed cards for 217 of those 230 players, making this the most complete autographed set we have ever seen, let alone handled! It should also be noted that all of the signatures on the cards dating from 1998 to 2014 were obtained personally by our consignor. The thirteen signed cards missing for completion are those of Al Davis, Walter Payton, Sid Gillman, Jim Taylor, Chuck Noll, John Riggins, Don Hutson, Earl Campbell, Sid Luckman, Red Grange, John Madden, and Michael Strahan (those are the same twelve cards missing from the set) as well as Alex Wojciechowicz. All of the signatures appear on the front of the card and have been executed in either blue or black Sharpie (grading "9" or "10") The cards remain in Near Mint condition overall. The complete list of 217 signers can be found on our website. Total: 276 cards (217 autographed, including one duplicate). LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,500. Estimate (open).
The complete list of signers is as follows:
Alworth, Badgro, Blount, Bradshaw, J. Brown, Connor, Fears, Gifford, Graham, Huff, Lane, Mitchell, Olsen, J. Parker, J. Perry, Rozelle, Shell, Tarkenton, Warfield, L. Wilson, W. Wood, Atkins, Bell, Berry, Brown, Dawson, Ditka, Gatski, Hirsch, Hornung, J. Johnson, Lary, McAfee, Namath, Nitschke, Ringo, C. Taylor, Trippi, Biletnikoff, Buchanan, Butkus, Canadeo, Donovan, Flaherty, Gregg, Groza, Hannah, D. Jones, S. Jones, Jurgenson, Matson, M. McCormick, Motley, Musso, C. Parker, Pihos, Schramm, Staubach, Stenerud, Tittle, Turner, Van Buren, Adderley, Barney, Bednarik, W. Brown, Baugh, Dudley, Ewbank, Ham, Lavelli, Lilly, Mackey, McElhenny, Mix, Nomellini, Page, Sayers, Upshaw, Blanda, Csonka, Fouts, Griese, Houston, Hunt, Lambert, Landry, Little, Lanier, Maynard, L. Moore, Otto, Robustelli, St. Clair, Schmidt, Walsh, D. Walker, Weinmeister, Willis, R. Brown, W. Davis, Dorsett, Grant, Greene, Harris, Hendricks, J. Johnson, L. Kelly, Langer, Marchetti, Simpson, J. Smith, Starr, Stautner, Unitas, R. White, Largent, Selmon, Winslow, Creekmur, Dierdorf, Gibbs, Joiner, Renfro, Shula, W. Mara, Haynes, Webster, Krause, McDonald, Munoz, Singletary, Stephenson, Dickerson, T. Mack, Newsome, L. Taylor, Shaw, Long, D. Rooney, Wilcox, Lott, Montana, Buoniconti, Munchak, Levy, Slater, Swann, Yary, Youngblood, Casper, Hampton, Stallworth, Kelly, M. Allen, Bethea, DeLamielleure, B. Brown, Lofton, Stram, Eller, Elway, B. Sanders, Marino, S. Young, Aikman, Carson, Moon, R. Wright, Irvin, Matthews, C. Sanders, T. Thomas, Wehrli, Dean, D. Green, Monk, E. Thomas, Tippett, Zimmerman, R. McDaniel (two examples), B. Smith, R. Wilson Jr., Woodson, Grimm, R. Jackson, LeBeau, F. Little, Randle, Rice, E. Smith, Faulk, Hanburger, Sabol, D. Sanders, Sharpe, Dent, Dawson, Doleman, C. Kennedy, Butler, Roaf, C. Martin, C. Carter, Culp, L. Allen, Ogden, Parcells, D. Robinson, D. Brooks, Sapp, Guy, Humphrey, W. Jones, Reed, and A. Williams.SOLD FOR $6,600
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