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Rare Al Simmons Signed Artvue Type 2 B/W HOF Plaque Postcard - PSA/DNA NM/MT 8 ("Pop 1" w/One Higher)

Lot Number 821

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Two major offerings of signed b/w HOF plaque postcards reached the auction block in the 2010s. First, in 2014, there was a Philadelphia-area collection headlined by a Ruth Albertype that sold for a then-record $77,675. Next, in 2017, Huggins & Scott had the pleasure of auctioning a complete 50-signature set of b/w HOF plaque postcards, including the elusive and desirable Grover Cleveland Alexander, which set a new standard at $78,870. Now we're proud to ring in this new decade of the 2020s with another significant treasure trove, again replete with rarity, high-grade preservation and gem signatures. ALL are authenticated and encapsulated.

 

Subject: Al Simmons

Issue: 1956-63 Artvue Type 2

Condition: GD w/heavy reverse mounting wear

Signature Strength: NM-MT 8

Authentication/Encapsulation: PSA/DNA

Notes: "Pop 1" w/one higher. Less than a half dozen known examples due to the short 3-year window of time between Bucketfoot Al's enshrinement and death. Previous record price for Simmons was $18,600 in 2019! But that signature was smudged, whereas the far superior example presented here is a NM-MT 8. Inducted in 1953 and died in 1956.



 
 
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