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    Johnny Cash Signed Book To Gary Gilmore! A unique piece of Johnny Cash memorabilia with an interesting yet grim relation to a darker moment in American history, presented here is an original hardcover printing of Cash's autobiography, "Man In Black", signed and inscribed by Cash to notorious serial killer Gary Gilmore. Notoriously linked to Cash through his actions, it was noted that Gilmore, a passionate fan of Cash's music, played his Johnny Cash records to ease his nerves prior to committing his brutal murders. Before his historic execution by firing squad on January 17, 1977, Gilmore requested a signed copy of Cash's autobiography from The Man in Black himself. Complying with the request -- less than two weeks before Gilmore's execution was carried out -- Cash writes on the opening blank page of the book, "To Gary Gilmore, Good Luck, Johnny Cash, Hendersonville, Tenn - Jan. 5, 1976 [sic]." Incorrectly dated by Cash as a result of the recent New Year, accompanying the book is the original mailing envelope to Gilmore from House of Cash, postmarked January 6, 1977. Unfortunately for Gilmore, the prison would not allow him to receive the book and forwarded the package to Gilmore's family. Some expected wear to the envelope from mailing, however the book remains well preserved and stands in overall very fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2004
    17th Saturday
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