Lot 3. President Gerald R. Ford Autograph and a Photograph of His High School Football Team. The sepia photo 7.5” x 14.25” photo shows Ford, who is identified in the caption, with his 1929 Grand Rapids South High School teammates. A junior in 1929, Ford was named team captain, apparently for the 1930 season, when he was selected for the All-City Team of the Grand Rapids City League. Printed on relatively thin lightly coated paper, the photo appears to be vintage. It has 0.5” tear at the right edge and otherwise displays as ex. The blank reverse shows light soiling and a small scuff. Ford’s autograph is mint 9 on an unlined 3” x 5” index card tailored for collecting autographs and player information. Ford played center, linebacker and long snapper at the University of Michigan, where he helped the team to win two national championships and was its MVP in 1934. He played in the East-West Shrine Game in 1935 and was a member of the 1935 College All-Star Team. Ford earned a bachelor of arts in economics at Michigan and then a law degree at Yale, where he graduated in the top third of his class. He served as U.S. President from Aug. 9, 1974-Jan. 20, 1977 after President Richard Nixon resigned. Ford died in 2006. Matted and framed, the photo and autograph will make an outstanding display and conversation piece.
Winning Bid $77
Lot 491. Grace Slick Autographed Autobiography “Somebody to Love?” Slick was the influential diva of psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll from the mid-1960s through the 1970s. She performed with The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship. She was the lead singer on such hits as “White Rabbit,” which she wrote, “Somebody to Love,” “We Built This City” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” Her influence extended to such performers as Stevie Nicks and Patti Smith. In 1996, Slick was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Jefferson Starship. Three years later, VH1 ranked her 20th on its list of “100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.” Slick’s 370-page hardbound illustrated autobiography from 1998 is fine, or nm-m, in an ex dust jacket that shows surface wear. The book is a stated first printing. Her felt-tipped autograph on the flyleaf is gem mint 10. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $152
Lot 492. 6 2015 Marvel Fleer Retro Cards Signed by Comic Book Artists – Perez, Andrews, 4 More. Fleer issued the cards autographed by the artists: George Perez, #15, Ultron; Gary Frank, #25, Hulk; Kaare Andrews, #28, Iron Fist; Stuart Immonen, #39, Mister Sinister; Jim Cheung, #44, Scarlet Witch, and Marco Checchetto, #60, Agent Venom. These artists represent two continents: Perez is from the South Bronx; Frank and Cheung, England; Andrews and Immonen, Canada, and Checchetto, Italy. The autographs are nm-m 8 and better. They include this authentication: “This trading card was signed in the presence of a company representative or sent from, and certified as to its authenticity by (the artist). The Richard P. McWilliam Family, The Upper Deck Company.”
Winning Bid $20