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    Mercury Seven Autographed Card (1962). Here's a very unique lot from the Mary Blair Family Trust. The original Mercury Space Program had seven prime astronauts: Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, Alan B. Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Gus Grissom, Deke Slayton, and John Glenn. These former military test pilots became known as "The Mercury Seven" when they were announced to the public on April 1959. This is a rare Waldorf Astoria Hotel card, from New York City, that has all seven of these original astronauts' signatures. The story is that Walt Disney knew Mary Blair's son Kevin was a space enthusiast, and got the signatures for him at a function with all seven astronauts at the Waldorf Astoria; this was right after the March 1, 1962 tickertape parade for John Glenn in New York City. Mr. Glenn received the city's Medal of Honor that day. The card is made out to Kevin Blair, with signatures in blue pen ink; John Glenn is in black ink and was added at a later date. The 5" x 7" card is mounted to a backing board measuring 6" x 8". Minor handling and edge wear. Very Good condition. From the Mary Blair Family Trust Archives.

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    December, 2018
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
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