AL UNSER - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: RICK MEARS - HFSID 300114
Sale Price $144.00
AL UNSER & RICK MEARS
Two Indy 500 winners sign a First Day Cover honoring Marmon Wasp.
First Day Cover signed: "Al Unser" and "Rick/Mears/thanks", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring Marmon Wasp. Postmarked Indianapolis, Indiana, September 25, 1987, a 5-cent and 17.5-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Race car driver AL UNSER was three-time USAC-CART national champion (1970, 1983, and 1985) and four-time winner of the Indy 500 (1970-71, 1978, 1987, one time more than brother Bobby). He retired in 1994. Unser is ranked 4th on the all-time CART list with 39 wins. He is the younger brother of Bobby and the father of Al Jr. In his 17-year Indy car career, RICK MEARS won the Indianapolis 500 four times - '79, '84, '88 and '91, won 40 poles (including a record 16 in 500-mile races and a record six at the Indianapolis 500), posted 29 victories and set a closed course Indy car speed record of 233.934 mph at the Michigan International Speedway in 1986. He was recognized in 1990 as the Associated Press "Driver of the Decade" for his 20 wins in the 1980's. In 1992, Mears was named one of ten "Champions for Life" by the Driver of The Year Award's panel - the youngest driver of this prestigious group. Fine condition.
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