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1989 Perez-Steele Celebration Set and Album Autographed
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,508.00
The Perez-Steele "Celebration" set was issued in 1989 with no updates. The set commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the 10th anniversary of Perez-Steele Galleries. The issue was limited to 10,000 sets and portrayed forty-four living (at the time) Hall of Famers and a checklist. The art is painted in the style of the W.S. Kimball tobacco set of 1888. This is set #7702 (except for the Bill Dickey card, which was sent to Mr. Dickey and never returned by him. This card has been replaced with the Dickey card from set #9549). Of the forty-four cards, twenty-eight out of a possible forty-one cards are autographed. The signed cards are as follows: Aaron, Aparicio, Bench, Berra, Chandler, Doerr, Ferrell, Hunter, Irvin, Kaline, Kell, Killebrew, Kiner, Lemon, Leonard, Mantle, Marichal, Mathews, McCovey, Mize, Musial, Reese, B. Robinson, Slaughter, Snider, Stargell, B. Williams, and T. Williams. The set is accompanied by the album which was issued with each "Celebration" set, signed by twenty-two of the forty-four Hall of Famers in the set. The album is designed in the style of the 1887 Allen & Ginter " Worlds Champions" premium album, and features smaller images of the cards. Each of the following players have signed their respective images: Aaron, Berra, Doerr, Ferrell, Hunter, Kaline, Killebrew, Kiner, Lemon, Leonard, Marichal, Mathews, McCovey, Mize, Musial, Reese, B. Robinson, Slaughter, Spahn, Stargell, B. Williams, and T. Williams. The signatures are all virtually perfect "10s" and are beautifully and boldly signed in Sharpie. The cards and album are presented in a gorgeous display box, as issued, and are in Nr/Mt-Mt condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,508.00
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