May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

Offered is a complete "Perez-Steele" 1989 Celebration post card set commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame.  The complete 44 postcard set presents in its original shipping box and includes postcards for Mickey Mantle, Williams and 42 other Hall of Famers The design of these cards, done by baseball artist Dick Perez, was inspired by the 1887 W.S. Kimball and Company Champions (N184) set. The set includes the checklist, and each card and the "Celebration" album, are stamped with the limited edtion number 8138/10,000. Of the 44 postcards in the set, 20 are signed in this offering:

  • Mickey Mantle
  • Jim "Catfish" Hunter
  • Stan Musial
  • Yogi Berra
  • Eddie Mathews
  • Duke Snider
  • Enos Slaughter
  • Billy Herman
  • Lou Boudreau
  • Bobby Doer
  • Luis Aparicio
  • Cool Papa Bell
  • Joe Sewell
  • Charles Gehringer
  • Billy Williams
  • Ralph Kiner
  • Juan Marichal
  • Johnny Mize
  • Bob Lemon
  • Willie Stargell

The 12-page "Celebration" booklet is also intact, signed by 14 Hall of Famers on their portraits within. Signatures in the booklet include: Luis Aparicio, Yogi Berra, Bobby Doerr, Billy Herman, Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Ralph Kiner, Bob Lemon, Mickey MantleJaun Marichal, Eddie Mathews, Johnny Mize, Enos Slaugher, Warren Spahn and Billy Williams.

This lot has been pre-certified by Beckett Authentic. Measuring 3 1/2 by 5 1/2, the postcards present profile paintings of the Inductees on the top two-thirds of the card front with smaller action paintings below them. Near Mint condition, with booklet and each postcard nearly MINT condition.

1989 Perez Steele Complete Set with 20 Signed Cards Incl. Mickey Mantle, Catfish Hunter, Stan Musial Plus 15 Signatures in the “Celebration” Booklet
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $633
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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