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1980-2001 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Postcard Autographed Set (84 of 104 Possible Signed)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,400
This complete set of Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcards is comprised of 275 cards (including the fifteen checklist cards) and features eighty-four signed player cards, plus three signed non-ballplayer cards ("D," "E," and "F"), including the George Bush Presidential card. Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcards, which are universally recognized as one of the most classic issues ever produced for autograph collectors, were originally issued in fifteen individual series between 1980 and 2001. With the exception of seven cards (featuring Hall of Fame Officials, Perez-Steele Gallery executives, and other non-ballplayers) only Baseball Hall of Fame members are included in the set. Each card was limited to a print run of 10,000 and every card is individually numbered on the reverse. Of the 275 cards in the set, only 104 could possibly have been signed by Hall of Fame players (the balance of the players passed away prior to the date of publication). The offered collection, which is numbered "05935/10,000," features eighty-four signed Hall of Fame player cards.
Unless otherwise noted, each signature has been scripted on the front in either blue or black Sharpie and grades "9" or "10." Organized by series, the following are the eighty-four Hall of Fame player signed cards in this collection: Second Series: Gehringer; Third Series: DiMaggio, and Feller; Fourth Series: Appling, T. Williams, Campanella (signed with the aid of a mechanical device), Musial, and Boudreau: Fifth Series: Berra, Koufax, Leonard, Wynn, Irvin, Spahn, Bell, Ford, Mantle, and Herman: Sixth Series: Kiner, Lemon, Roberts, Banks, Lopez (grading "6"), Sewell, Mathews, Mays, Kaline, Snider, Gibson, and Mize; Seventh Series: Aaron, Chandler, F. Robinson, Kell, B. Robinson, and Marichal; Eighth Series: Aparicio, Drysdale, Ferrell, Killebrew, Reese, Brock, Slaughter, and Wilhelm; Ninth Series: Doerr, McCovey, Dandridge, Hunter, and B. Williams; Tenth Series: Stargell (personalized "To Brian"), Barlick, Bench, Schoendienst, and Yastrzemski; Eleventh Series: Morgan, Palmer, Carew, Jenkins, and Perry; Twelfth Series: Fingers, Newhouser, Seaver, Jackson, Rizzuto, and Carlton; Thirteenth Series: Ashburn, Schmidt, Bunning, and Weaver; Fourteenth Series: Lasorda, Niekro, Doby, MacPhail, Sutton, Brett, Cepeda, Ryan, and Yount; Fifteenth Series: Anderson, Fisk, Perez, Mazeroski, Puckett, and Winfield. Additionally, the following non-ballplayer cards have been signed on the front in blue Sharpie (grading "10") by the listed individuals: card "D" (Ed Stack), card "E" (Frank Steele, Peggy Steele, and Dick Perez), and card "F" (President George W. Bush). Near Mint condition overall. Total: 275 cards (87 signed; 84 Hall of Fame player cards and 3 non-ballplayer cards). Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $3,000+. SOLD FOR $2,400
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