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Lot 17: Marilyn Monroe Cut Signature: 2004 Topps Tribute Hall of Fame Baseball Card

Antiquarian Archives

January 10, 2016
Lakewood, NJ, US

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Description

The 2004 Topps Tribute Cut Signature Edition was considered one of the most notable collections of cut autographs, featuring rare 1/1 cut signature cards from 186 different personalities from the Hall of Fame, as well as 41 prominent musicians, actors, politicians, and military leaders.

Outstanding among the collection and currently up for auction is the scarce signature cut of international icon Marilyn Monroe (HFC-MM). Considered the personification of the allure of Hollywood's Golden Age, the celebrated actress and model was ranked number six in American Film Institute’s list of Greatest Female Stars of All Time, voted the Best New Actress of 1953 by Photoplay Magazine, and won the Golden Globe Award for her performance in the classic “Some Like it Hot” in 1959. In 1954, Monroe founded her own company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, but only produced a single film independently.

Monroe passed away at a young age (36 in 1962), resulting in a very limited number of authentic autographs, with this vivid example authenticated by the Topps company. Typeset above the signature reads, “Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc.” and directly underneath the line states, “President.” Presumably taken from a contract or letter toward the end of her short life, this signature card is a valuable piece of the famed celebrity’s history.

Dimensions

Card is 2.5 by 3.5 inches. With outer plastic case it measures 3 by 4 inches.

Date

2004

Condition Report

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.

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