Autographed Perez-Steele Great Moments Collection (48) Including Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1411

Item Year: 1985

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Collection of forty-eight signed cards from the Perez-Steele Great Moments Postcards. One of the most beautiful sets ever issued, Perez-Steele's Great Moments set began publication in 1985. The offering was limited to 5,000 numbered sets with periodical updates. The set is fashioned after the colorful T-3 Turkey Red cabinet cards of 1911 and salutes the defining moments in the careers of Baseball Hall of Famers. The complete set is comprised of 108 cards, which were issued in nine twelve-card series. Of the 108 cards in the set, only seventy could have possibly been signed by all of the players depicted on the card (two cards picture more than one player). The other thirty-six cards depict players who died prior to the set's issue. All of the cards in the offered collection originate from set number "2617/5,000."

The forty-eight signed cards in this set are Kaline, Ford, Aaron, Musial, T. Williams, Spahn, Koufax, Roberts, Mantle, Banks, McCovey, Mize, Reese, Irvin, Mathews, Slaughter, Gehringer, Snider, Dandridge, Doerr, Dickey, Stargell, B. Robinson, Herman, Aparicio, Gomez, Killebrew, Bench, Berra, Marichal, Kell, Boudreau, Brock, Lemon, Seaver, Fingers, Kiner, Carew, Perry, Newhouser, Wynn, Feller, Palmer, Barlick, Morgan, Jenkins, F. Robinson, and Wilhelm. All of the signatures have been scripted in blue Sharpie on the front and range from "8" to "10," averaging "9." The cards remain in Near Mint condition overall. Total 48 signed cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $400. Estimate (open).

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