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1981-1989 Hall of Fame Metallic Plaque-Cards Set Autographed
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $2,320.00
Between 1981 and 1989, the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum issued this limited-edition set of metallic baseball cards reproducing the plaques of the baseball stars enshrined. The plaques are pictured on blank-backed gold anodized aluminum (2.5 x 3.5 inches). The set was sold through the Hall of Fame's gift shop and was discontinued for economic reasons in 1989. The series was limited to only 1,000 plaques of each player. Offered is a complete set of 204 cards, with 61 cards signed by Hall of Famers (of the approximately 68 possible). Missing only Bell, Bench, Coveleski, Greenberg, Hoyt, B. Williams. The sixty-one cards signed by Hall of Famers are as follows: Aaron, Aparicio, Appling, Banks, Barlick, Berra, Boudreau, Brock, Chandler, Conlan, Dandridge, Dickey, DiMaggio, Doerr, Drysdale, Feller, Ferrell, Ford, Gehringer, Gibson, Gomez, Grimes, Herman, Hubbell, Hunter, Irvin, T. Jackson, J. Johnson, Kaline, Kell, Kelly, Killebrew, Kiner, Koufax, Lemon, Leonard, Lopez, Lyons, Mantle, Marichal, Mathews, Mays, McCovey, Mize, Musial, Reese, Roberts, B. Robinson, F. Robinson, Roush, Schoendienst, Sewell, Slaughter, Snider, Spahn, Stargell, Terry, Wilhelm, T. Williams, Wynn, and Yaz. The signatures are virtually all flawless "10s," and are all boldly signed in Sharpie. The metallic cards are in overall Nr/Mt-Mt condition and are accompanied by the original album as issued. The set lists in the 2005 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards for $650 unsigned. This unique Hall of Fame set is not on collectors' radar at this point in time but, especially signed, could be considered a sleeper with tremendous upside potential in the future. Total 204 cards (61 signed). LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $2,320.00
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