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Perez-Steele Galleries Hall of Famer Signed "Guarantee Registration Card" Archive (55)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,900.00

Collection of 55 Guarantee Registration Cards, each signed by a different Hall of Famer, all originating directly from the files of Perez-Steele Galleries, for the three subscriber-based Perez-Steele Galleries card sets: the Hall of Fame Postcard series (1980-2003), the Masterworks set (1990-1992), and the "Great Moments" series (1985-1997). Each of these documents in card form is signed by the respective Hall of Famer. As former subscribers to these classic sets are well aware, when each series was received by collectors, included was a "Guarantee Registration Card." These cards, which were the same dimensions and stock as the Hall of Fame Postcard series (5.5 x 3.5 inches), had to be filled out and returned to Perez-Steele Galleries in order to continue receiving future series. The card formally registered the individually numbered series and guaranteed that the collector would be able to receive the same serial numbered set of the next series. No exceptions were made with this system, even for the Hall of Fame players themselves who were given the courtesy of complimentary subscriptions to these sets. Offered here are 55 Hall of Famer signed "guarantee registration cards" (also known as "GRCs"), all of which originate from the original larger collection of exactly 223 cards previously auctioned by Robert Edward Auctions (when we handled the sale of the files of Perez-Steele Galleries) and have been consigned directly from the original buyer. The Freddy Lindstrom signed "GRC" is of special note as there are no signed Perez-Steele postcards of Freddy Lindstrom due to his date of death. A GRC card is as close as one can possibly get to owning a signed Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcard of Freddy Lindstrom. The Hall of Famer signed "GRCs" in this collection are Aaron, Alston, Appling, Averill, Barlick, Bell, Berra, Boudreau, Chandler, Conlan, Cronin, Dandridge, Dickey, Doerr, Feller, Ferrell, Ford, Gibson, Gomez, Gehringer, Grimes, Herman, Hoyt, Hubbell, Irvin, Jackson, Johnson, Kaline, Kiner, Koufax, Lemon, Lindstrom, Lopez, Lyons, Marichal, Mathews, Mays, McCovey, Mize, Musial, Paige, Palmer, Reese, Roberts, B. Robinson, Roush, Ruffing, Sewell, Slaughter, Snider, Spahn, Terry, B. Williams, T. Williams and L. Waner. All of the signatures are near flawless, grading "9/10". We have chosen four highlight samples from the collection to be encapsulated by PSA: Paige, Waner, Williams, and Lindstrom. All of the cards are in Excellent to Mint to Nr/Mt-Mt condition. Total: 55 signed cards. LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,900.00


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