This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/8/2023

Offered are three relics of the short-lived Presley Center Courts Racquetball Club, including one of Elvis’ personal business cards, 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.” Also included is a RARELY SEEN envelope for the new business venture. Additionally, a racquet ball racquet shaped keychain rounds out the group. This last piece was acquired from Elvis' cousin, Patsy Presley, to whom Elvis gave the keychain. This last piece was later sold to noted collector Tom Salva, among many other items.

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--specifically the "O" in "COURTS". The offered card is from the early set of cards for the business. The keychain is accompanied by letter of authenticity from Tom Salva. The business cards measure 2 by 3 1/2 inches, and the envelope measures 9 x 3 inches. All three pieces present with moderate wear. Excellent condition overall.

Elvis Presleys Presleys Center Courts "Chairman of the Board Business Card Plus Rarely Seen Envelope and Elvis Racquetball Racquet Keychain
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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,150
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids:20
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