Major Private Collector Partners With PledgeMusic To Launch Sale Of Extensive Music Memorabilia Collection

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Collection Campaign Kicks Off With Rare, Signed Baseball From THE BEATLES' Last-Ever Show At Candlestick Park

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"The Beatles and baseball. What more do you need?"

Today PledgeMusic is proud to announce an exclusive music memorabilia auction campaign, launching with the sale of a Beatles-signed baseball from the group's final show in 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Just in time for the holidays, the campaign will launch with the sale of the Beatles baseball – the perfect gift idea for music lovers and rare item collectors. For a limited period of time, the price of the baseball will be reduced by $1,000 per day until sold. In lieu of a traditional auction house, the owner has tapped PledgeMusic as the platform for the sale of baseball, part of an extensive and historically meaningful collection, in order to target real music fans and collectors. The leaders in direct-to-fan platforms, PledgeMusic allows artists to get more personal with their fans, offering pledgers updates straight from the band and items not available anywhere else.

In the video featured on the PledgeMusic campaign page, bidders can see the collection owner discussing the acquisition in 2005 of the one-of-a-kind baseball, as well as the story behind it. The original owner, a club manager in the 1960's at Candlestick Park, was unable to get his sister tickets to the iconic performance and instead got the band to sign the ball as a gift to her. Uninterested in the gesture at the time, she (and the rest of the world) was unaware that this would be the group's last-ever concert.

Also available at the time of sale of the baseball will be an array of amazing items including: an original signed one-sheet movie poster from the Beatles' “Let It Be” documentary from 1970; a Ringo Starr signed color photo featuring his image from the “White Album” era in 1968; a set of all four color Avedon posters of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, originally featured and advertised in Look Magazine issue in January 1968; a postcard dedicated and signed by Sir George Martin CBE, The Beatles' producer, arranger, and mentor; and “The Beatles Anthology” promotional press kit signed by several heavy hitting artists including original Beatles drummer Pete Best, Tony Sheridan, several Beatles photographers and more, all obtained at various Beatles events in the late 1990s.

Following the initial store launch, PledgeMusic will serve as the exclusive platform for this extensive and high-value music-centric collection. Additional items expected to be included from the collection include: a one-of-a-kind Elvis-signed guitar from the Philadelphia Spectrum in 1977; two pairs of Elvis' cufflinks, originally chosen by Elvis' father and caretaker Vernon for Elvis' burial; and more.

To pledge on the incredible items in this campaign, please visit:

PledgeMusic is a global next generation direct-to-fan platform dedicated to empowering labels and artists to build communities, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. PledgeMusic was named as one of The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Music for "Helping artists and fans get what they want.” - Fast Company


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