A library card bearing the signature of a 13-year-old Elvis Presley was sold at auction for $7500, doubling estimates. The autograph is believed to be the earliest signature of the King of Rock and Roll.
The auctioneers did not expect much from the library card signed to borrow a copy of "The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers" from Humes High School in Memphis in 1948.
The card was discovered during a library inventory in the book about US President Andrew Jackson, one of the founders of the Democratic Party. The book was sold at auction along with the autograph.
Other Presley-related items up for sale including pill bottles, a trench coat and a signed high school yearbook, the Daily Mail reported.
“Elvis remains one of the most popular and durable figures in American Pop Culture,” Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music Memorabilia at Heritage Auctions, told Art Daily. “This auction, our second event totally dedicated to Elvis, is a celebration of his amazing life and legacy.”
The auction was held to mark the 35th anniversary of Presley’s death.