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    Buddy Holly Signed Crickets Payroll Checks. Although his life and career were tragically cut short, Buddy Holly remains one of the most popular and influential singers in music history. Widely considered to be one of the true founders of rock and roll, he topped the charts with hits like "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue" before dying in a plane crash that also claimed the lives of Richie Valens and J. P. "Big Bopper" Richardson on February 3, 1959. Offered here are three payroll checks dated June 12, 1958, September 26, 1958, and January 14, 1959, signed by band manager Norman Petty and endorsed on the back by Holly, bassist Joe Mauldin, and drummer Jerry Allison, respectively. Each is endorsed using a bold signature. Buddy Holly endorsed checks are extremely rare, and the few that are known to exist all reside in private hands. A Norman Petty check is on display at the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, but it is not endorsed by Holly, making the one here an even bigger prize. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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