1988 Ron Lewis "500 Home Run Club" Signed Poster
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,067
Classic 1988 poster of the eleven then-living members of the elite 500 Home Run Club, by renowned sports artist Ron Lewis, beautifully signed in blue Sharpie by Ted Williams, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Reggie Jackson, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Mike Schmidt, Ernie Banks, Eddie Mathews, and Willie McCovey. Each player has signed the piece along the bottom, directly below his respective image, with each signature grading "10." These posters, which were produced in conjunction with the now-famous 500 Home Run Club signing show held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1988, were offered for sale (unsigned) to patrons for use in obtaining the signatures of all eleven then-living members of the Club pictured on the piece. Obviously, the original owner of this piece was successful in that quest and, presumably, all of the signatures were obtained at that very show. The poster (36 x 18 inches) has been affixed to a foam backing by means of tape at the corners and is matted to total dimensions of 40 x 22 inches. The white border areas (which are not visible due to the matting) display both adhesive residue and surface paper loss from the matting process, and there are a few minor areas of "bubbling" to the paper in the central image area. In apparent Excellent to Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA.
Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,067