Update: The auction ended at $382,500.
A 20-page typed speech with hand-written notes by Martin Luther King Jr. is on the auction block.
The speech was delivered on July 6, 1965, in Chicago and included what is believed to be King’s first public statement of a phrase that became known very well as part of the civil rights movement, “we shall overcome.” In fact, that famous phrase ends the speech and is hand-written as part of a one-page addition to the prepared comments, which have been collected and bound.
Although it is not signed, the book is expected to sell for more than $500,000 via Goldin Auctions, which notes that other original past King speech manuscripts “have been appraised in the millions” and that the owner of the “I Have a Dream” speech has turned down $5 million.
What: 2017 The Bar Pieces of The Past trading cards
Arrives: April 26
Box basics: One memorabilia card per six-pack box (10 boxes per case)
What’s buzz-worthy: Super Break takes a look at history with a base set of 200 cards accented with a mix of cut autographs and memorabilia cards that include pieces of handwritten letters, presidential documents, land grants and more. There also will be Hot Cases where every pack includes a hit.
Keep reading for a gallery and more info.
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The box: 2014 Panini Golden Age trading cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (hobby box)
Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion:
38 of 150 (25 percent)
Notables on base cards – Jimi Hendrix, Martin Luther King Jr., Josh Gibson, Ernie Banks, Farrah Fawcett, Joe Jackson
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s place in history is quite substantial and he appears on a decent amount of cardboard for a historical figure, but a cut autograph of the civil rights icon is not so easy to find.
He appears on fewer than 10 cut autos with the first coming from Upper Deck back in 2004. That 1/1 card was in the 2004 SP Game Used Patch Cut Signatures set.