Elvis Presley Cut Signature
2005 Topps Pristine Legends Signature Marks Baseball Card
In as new condition, the card is encased in heavy plastic with a silver Topps sticker on the right side, reading “uncirculated.” The original packaging unopened. Stamped 1/1 in gold on back, along with serialized authentication sticker.
The 2005 Topps Pristine Legends Set was the single Pristine Legends Product ever created. Included in the collection were only ten rare 1/1 Signature Marks of assorted greats from the sports and entertainment industries, distributed solely to hobby outlets.
Prominent in the set and currently up for auction is a rare signature cut of “The King of Rock and Roll:” singer and actor Elvis Presley (SM-EP(.With a unique style that challenged the social barriers of the time, Presley ushered in a new era of American music and pop culture, and is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. Throughout his twenty-year career, Presley won three Grammy Awards, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees.
Presley’s early passing in 1977 at age 42 resulted in an extremely limited number of authentic autographs which are highly sought due to the singer’s global popularity. This bright example is authenticated by the Topps company. It reads in red ink, “yours” and then signed “Elvis Presley.” There is an additional word handwritten on a slant which, in true Presley style, is indecipherable. This autograph appears to have been signed later in his career, as compared to other signatures from that period. A rare signature cut that is sure to excite.