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1980-2001 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Postcard Near-Complete Autographed Set (90 of 104 possible signed)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,406
Complete set of 1980-2001 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Postcards (260 total), ninety of which have been signed on the front by the respective player. This phenomenal set, which features ninety of the possible 104 Hall of Famer signed cards, is the most complete set we have ever offered with regard to the signatures. 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 260 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). In addition to the ninety of the possible 104 Hall of Famer signed cards, three of the seven cards featuring non Hall of Fame players have also been signed (Stack, on two separate cards, and Peggy Steele, Frank Steele, and Dick Perez [all on the same card]). Organized by series, the following are the ninety Hall of Fame player signed cards in this set: Second Series: Hubbell, Gehringer; Third Series: Dickey, Terry, DiMaggio, Feller, Roush; Fourth Series: Appling, T. Williams, Musial, Boudreau; Fifth Series: Berra, Gomez, Koufax, Leonard, Wynn, Irvin, Spahn, Conlan, Ford, Mantle, Herman, J. Johnson; Sixth Series: Kiner, Lemon, Roberts, Banks, Lopez, Sewell, Mathews, Mays, Kaline, Snider, Gibson, Mize; Seventh Series: Aaron, Chandler, T. Jackson, F. Robinson, Kell, Marichal, B. Robinson; Eighth Series: Aparicio, Drysdale, Ferrell, Killebrew, Reese, Brock, Slaughter, Wilhelm; Ninth Series: Doerr, McCovey, Dandridge, Hunter, B. Williams; Tenth Series: Stargell, Barlick, Bench, Schoendienst, Yastrzemski; Eleventh Series: Morgan, Palmer, Carew, Jenkins, Perry. Twelfth Series: Fingers, Newhouser, Seaver, R. Jackson, Carlton, Rizzuto; Thirteenth Series: Ashburn, Schmidt, Bunning, Weaver; Fourteenth Series: Lasorda, Niekro, Doby, Lee MacPhail, Sutton, Brett, Cepeda, Ryan, Yount; Fifteenth Series: Anderson, Fisk, Perez, Mazeroski, Puckett, and Winfield. Included in the set, which is mixed numbered (the cards do not all bear the same set number on the reverse) are all seven non Hall of Fame player cards (three of which are signed) and all fifteen checklists. The fourteen Hall of Fame signatures missing for completion are those of Lyons, Cronin, Greenberg, Grimes, Ruffing, Waner, Campanella, Coveleski, Hoyt, Paige, Kelly, Bell, Averill, and Alston. According to the 2008 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards, the value of the ninety signed Hall of Famer cards featured in this set is $4,877. The cards (3.5 x 5.5 inches) are in Near Mint condition overall and the signatures (which are scripted in either blue or black Sharpie) are all extremely high quality, ranging in grade from "9" to "10." LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 260 cards (includes ninety signed Hall of Famer cards and three signed non Hall of Famer cards). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,406
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