The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Following the growing popularity of the sport at the time, Elvis started his sole business investment venture in 1976 called Presley Center Courts Racquetball Club, in Memphis. Land was purchased, construction plans were organized, bank accounts were opened, memberships were offered, business cards were printed and bills started to be charged to Elvis. When the venture began mounting large debts and encountering issues, these problems eventually resulted in the project’s demise and the courts were closed in the summer of 1976 after opening that April. Offered are two examples of the business cards that were printed for the executives on ivory card stock, in an ornate framed display. They bear the “TCB” logo in gold in the upper right corner, the Presley Center Courts logo with four racquetball racquets in the upper left and the address—5100 Poplar, Suite 2758, Memphis, Tennessee 38137—and the phone number along the bottom edge. Business cards include Elvis Presley, Chairman of the Board and Dr. George Nichopoulos, President. These business cards, a coveted token of Elvis’ only unsuccessful project, each measure 2 by 3 1/2 inches (5.08 x 8.89 cm) and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The cards in the display present with no discernible defects. Near Mint condition.
Pair of “Presley’s Center Courts” Business Cards, Including Elvis Presley’s “Chairman of the Board” and Dr. Nick’s in Framed Display
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $468.75
Estimate: $500 - $800
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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