Historic Autographs Company is going with something quite simple, yet extremely popular. Since their inception in the early 1980s, one of the most popular autograph mediums used to collect HOFers has been the Hall of Fame Art Postcards by Perez Steele. With so many collectors seeking authentic examples, Historic Autographs is releasing 2019 HA Steele Engravings. These works were created for The Perez-Steele Baseball Hall of Fame Art Postcards. Some of the originals are in the homes of collectors, some are archived at the National Baseball of Fame and Museum and a few reside in offices of Major League baseball clubs. Perez-Steele gives you the chance to bring the greatest ball players of all time from Cooperstown to your town with these beautiful full color postcards that measure 3 1/2” X 5 1/2” and feature paintings of the players enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Card backs feature player information and select career stats. Each of the postcards is numbered out of 10,000. The number of signed postcards are significantly even more rare. The Signed and Slabbed Postcards are authenticated by Beckett Authentication Service. https://www.beckett-authentication.com/verify-certificate
Willie Mays nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants, including a 1954 World Series victory in which he scored the winning run, before finishing his career with the New York Mets. Mays won two National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, he ended his career with 660 home runs—third at the time of his retirement and currently fifth all-time—and won a record-tying 12 Gold Glove awards beginning in 1957, when the award was introduced. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. Mays shares the record of most All-Star Games played with 24, with Hank Aaron and Stan Musial. In appreciation of his All-Star record, Ted Williams said "They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays." The finest five-tool player ever, leade the lague in home runs four times and stolen bases four times. Many surveys and expert analyses, which have examined Mays' relative performance, have led to a growing opinion that Mays was possibly the greatest all-around offensive baseball player of all time. Mays is one of five National League players to have had eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons, along with Mel Ott, Sammy Sosa, Chipper Jones, and Albert Pujols. Mays hit over 50 home runs in 1955 and 1965, representing the longest time span between 50-plus home run seasons for any player in Major League Baseball history. His final Major League Baseball appearance came on October 16 during Game 3 of the 1973 World Series.