The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Elvis was an avid football fan, both of watching the sport and for tossing the pigskin around himself. He so loved watching professional football, he was known to view three games simultaneously on his televisions in Graceland. In the early 1960s he ranked football just beneath music as his favorite pastime and in 1962 he was captured on film in a red shirt and white football helmet, having been playing as indicated by the state of his clothing and exhausted expression on his face. The two (2) offered Anscochrome 35mm slides both have handwritten notations that read “ELVIS PRESLEY / 11/4/62,” which is most likely written in error, because Elvis was filming It Happened at the World’s Fair on that day. However, after he returned to Memphis at the end of November 1962, he was involved in touch football games. Earlier that year Elvis sponsored a local team, the E.P. Enterprises team, that had full uniforms. During that time he was pictured with the team in a helmet very similar to the one shown here. The images’ most compelling features are the crystal-clear focus and exposure and the bold, bright colors. Each slide measures 2 by 2 inches (5.08 x 5.08 cm), and the group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The slides present with few defects. Near Mint condition.
Two 35mm Anscochrome Color Slides of Elvis Presley in Football Uniform, November 4, 1962
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,250.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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