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Offered is a relic of the shortlived Presley Center Courts Racquetball Club, Elvis’ personal business card, with the “TCB” logo in gold in the upper right corner and the "Presley Center Courts" logo with four racquetball racquets in the upper left. The card reads “Elvis Presley, Chairman of the Board.” 

In 1976, Elvis started this doomed business investment venture with his physician Dr. Nick. Land was purchased, construction plans were organized, bank accounts were opened, memberships were offered, business cards were printed and bills started to be charged to Elvis. When the venture began mounting large debts and encountering issues, these hurdles could not be overcome and eventually resulted in the project’s demise. After opening in April 1976, the courts were closed later that same summer.

As of this writing, we theorize that there were most likely two printings of Presley Center Courts business cards: one set early on in the venture and another set in conjunction with the printing of the brochures, that came a bit later in the process. Minor differences can be seen in the logo on different examples of the business cards--on the later versions, the "O" in "COURTS" had a smaller hole which matched the brochure logo. The logo on the offered card has the larger hole in the "O"--this is the earlier "first batch" version of the card. The business card measures 2 by 3 1/2 inches. Near Mint to Mint condition.

Elvis Presley "Chairman of the Board" Business Card for "Elvis Presleys Center Courts"
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