Clark Gable Cut Signature
2004 Topps Tribute Hall of Fame Baseball Card
In as new condition, the card is encased in heavy plastic, with the original packaging unopened. Stamped 1/1 in gold on back, along with serialized authentication sticker.
Regarded as one of the most remarkable collections of cut autographs, The 2004 Topps Tribute Cut Signature Edition featured rare 1/1 cut signature cards from 186 different personalities from the Hall of Fame, as well as 41 leading actors, musicians, military leaders and politicians.
Offered at this time from the set is the signature cut of the “King of Hollywood” Clark Gable (HFC-CGA), celebrated movie star during Hollywood’s Golden age and thrice-nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Gable was named the seventh greatest male star of classic American Cinema by the American Film Institute, and appeared opposite quite a number of the most admired actresses of the day, including superstars Joan Crawford and Myrna Loy . Gable's final film, “The Misfits”, united him with the legendary Marilyn Monroe (also her last screen appearance). An identical card with the signature cut of Marilyn Monroe is also available at present auction.
Clark Gable's signature is highly sought after by collectors, with this clear and well-defined example authenticated by the Topps Company. The “open” G in his last name indicates that the autograph was taken from a contract or check (he had another method of signing his name in other matters). A must have for every entertainment themed autograph collection.