Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 Leaf Oval Office Cut Signature Is Now Live

2012 Leaf Oval Office has now been released and singles are starting to show up for sale. Most boxes are selling around $1,500-1,600 and the final print number is 261 boxes produced (Though the boxes are marked #/276 for some reason). The checklist includes the 43 Presidents plus 54 multi-cuts and every card is limited to #/5 or less.

The final checklist can be found here: 2012 Leaf Oval Office Cut Signature

There are currently 4 singles up for auction:
Garfield #5/5- $2,500 BIN

Lyndon Johnson #2/5- $599 Opening Bid or $749 BIN

Ronald Reagan #3/5- $305 with 13 bids

These are actually some nice looking card, though well outside of my range, with a small image of the President/Distinguished Person in the upper left corner and a nice large cut placed squarely in the center of the card. The Presidents single cuts are red cards while the dual cuts are blue.

A number of cards will obviously draw some serious attention when they are finally found like these single cuts:

George Washington (1/1)
Thomas Jefferson (1/1)
Abraham Lincoln (1/1)

But there are a number of multi-cuts that may draw some big bids if/when they are put up for sale:

George Washington/Abraham Lincoln (1/1)
Abraham Lincoln/Mary Todd Lincoln (1/1)
Ronald Reagan/Mikhail Gorbachev (1/1)
George H.W. Bush/Saddam Hussein (1/1)
FDR/Adolf Hitler (1/1)
Ulysses S Grant/ Robert E Lee (1/1)
JFK/Fidel Castro (1/1)
Gerald Ford/ Sara Jane Moore (1/1)

I know some people have negative feelings towards including people like Hitler, Hussein and Castro (See Famous Fabrics Horrors of War autographs) in an autograph set but no matter how we feel they are part of our country's history and each has a connection with the Presidents. I have to admit I am a bit surprised to see the Ford/Moore cut signatures considering that she attempted to assassinate Ford.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, the Ford/Moore card is a bit in poor taste. Doesn't matter when there's money in it to be made by the company though, I guess.