Autographed 1985-1995 Perez-Steele Great Moments Postcards Set (67 Signed Cards)

Sold For: $1,920

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1415

Item Year: 1985

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Collection of sixty-seven 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. The offered collection features sixty-six of the seventy possible signed cards, plus card #91 signed by Pee Wee Reese only (the card pictures Reese and Jackie Robinson). Missing only #7 (Campanella), 68 (Sewell), 87 (Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, and Duke Snider), and 98 (Ashburn) for autographed completeness. This the most complete signed set we have ever handled. The sixty-seven cards are from various numbered issues.

The sixty-seven 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, Hubbell, Doerr, Dickey, Stargell, B. Robinson, Herman, Aparicio, Gomez, Killebrew, Bench, Bell (encapsulated by PSA/DNA, with the signature certified as "Authentic"), Berra, Schoendienst, Marichal, Leonard, Kell, Hunter, Boudreau, Lopez, Mays, Brock, Lemon, B. Williams, Ferrell, Yastrzemski, Seaver, Fingers, Kiner, Carew, Perry, Newhouser, Wynn, Feller, Palmer, Barlick, Morgan, Reese (on card #91 picturing Reese and Jackie Robinson), Jenkins, F. Robinson, Wilhelm, Bunning, Carlton, Schmidt, Lasorda, R. Jackson, Niekro, Rizzuto, and Weaver. All of the signatures have been scripted in either blue or black Sharpie on the front and grade "9" or "10." The cards remain in Near Mint condition overall. Total 67 signed cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+.

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