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Perez-Steele Galleries Ronald Reagan Signed GRCs (2)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,276.00

Even President Reagan had to fill out the Perez-Steele Galleries "Guarantee Registration Cards" to register his Hall of Fame Postcards! President Reagan had a special significance relating to the launch of Perez-Steele Galleries. He was honored with the presentation of the very first set of Perez-Steele postcards, numbered "000001/10,000," along with the original artwork to the Grover Cleveland Alexander card. Reagan was a big baseball fan, and had even announced Major League baseball games on radio before his days in politics. In 1952 Reagan starred as Grover C. Alexander in The Winning Team, his last film for Warner Brothers. Presented are two Perez-Steele Guarantee Registration Cards, both personally signed by Ronald Reagan ("10") in black felt-tip pen. These signed cards were sent to the Hall of Fame President Ed Stack and forwarded to Perez-Steele Galleries. The signed cards are accompanied by a photocopy of a letter from President Reagan to Hall of Fame President Ed Stack on White House stationery, dated "March 10, 1982," which reads, "Dear Ed, I have received the sets of Baseball Hall of Fame Art Post Cards that you sent for me. I've really enjoyed looking at them and am delighted to add Series Four, Five and Six to the first three Series of cards that you gave me last spring. As I want to guarantee my exclusive ownership of this terrific set, I have signed the registration cards and am returning them as you requested. Again, many thanks, Ed, and all best wishes to you and your colleagues at the Hall of Fame, Sincerely, [signed] Ronald Reagan." The original of this letter is in the collection of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Both Guarantee Registration Cards measure 5.5 x 3.5 inches and are in Nr/Mt-Mt condition. From the Collection of Frank and Peggy Steele/Perez-Steele Galleries Archives. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Total 2 GRCs. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,276.00

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