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Goal Line "Pro Football Hall of Fame Art Series" Signed Card Collection (112) with Ninety-Two Rare Proof Cards
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $3,851.25
The beautifully illustrated "Pro Football Hall of Fame Art Series" cards, issued annually by Goal Line Art to commemorate each of the inductees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, were first produced in 1989. The cards, issued in separate series, were all limited in their production to just 5,000, with the limitation set number stamped on the reverse. Like the Perez-Steele postcards for baseball, autograph collectors quickly gravitated to them as the ideal format for collecting the signatures of Canton's elite fraternity. In addition to the standard numbered set, Goal Line also produced fifty proof cards for each respective player card. The proofs are identical to the regularly issued cards in every way except for fact that the were not stamped with a standard limitation set number. Instead, the proof cards feature a special "Proof" stamp on the reverse that displayed the proof number (1-50) for that particular card. Offered here is a collection of 112 different signed cards from that popular issue, including ninety-two rare proof cards: Twenty-eight of the proof cards are numbered "1" for the following players: M. McCormick, S.Jurgenson, G. Musso, S. Van Buren, C. Parker, L. Groza, R. Flaherty, A. Donovan, F. Gatski, Y. Lary, G. McAfee, J. Parker, L. Wilson, W. Wood, R. Mix, D. Lane, J. Buchanan, T. Fears, Y. A. Tittle, O. Matson, P. Hornung, J. Johnson, A. Robustelli, J. Taylor, B. Walsh, D. Maynard, L. Little, and Tom Landry. The remaining sixty-four proof cards in the collection: C. Joiner, L. Creekmur, W. Davis, J. Smith, T. Hendricks, B. Grant, J. Langer, L. Kelly, G. Marchetti, R. Brown, J. Johnson, B. Starr, J. Otto, C. Noll, L. Moore, W. Lanier, J. Lambert, G. Blanda, K. Houston, L. Hunt, D. Fouts, J. Schmidt, B. Willis, C. Turner, B. St. Clair, J. Riggins, B. Bell, T. Schramm, P. Pihos, W. Brown, S. Baugh, D. Lavelli, H. McElhenny, L. Nomellini, S. Jones, T. Canadeo, J. Hannah, F. Gregg, H. Adderley, L. Alworth, W. Ewbank, J. Ham, B. Dudley, C. Bednarik, G. Upshaw, S. Gillman, S. Huff, M. Ditka, M. Badgro, F. Tarkenton, C. Trippi, P. Warfield, J. Ringo, E. Hirsch, B. Mitchell, O. Graham, P. Brown, L. Dawson, R. Berry, M. Blount, F. Biletnikoff, E. Campbell, J. Stenerud, and M. Motley. The twenty-two standard-edition cards in the collection (from various set numbers): B. Lilly, J. Mackey, R. Nitschke, J. Perry, C. Taylor, D. Atkins, J. Namath, D. Hutson, F. Gifford, R. Staubach, G. Connor, D. Jones, J. Brown, D. Butkus, M. Olsen, A. Shell, L. Barney, D. Walker, T. Bradshaw, and G. Sayers. All of the signatures, penned in a variety of inks (mainly blue or black Sharpie), appear on the front and grade "9" or "10." Near Mint condition overall. Total: 112 signed cards. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.
SOLD FOR $3,851.25
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