"Tribute to Elvis" Eagle Shirt, Ron Olson, Stedman

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TimeForMemories
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"Tribute to Elvis" Eagle Shirt, Ron Olson, Stedman

Post by TimeForMemories » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:27 am

Can anyone help with an idea on value and era for this one? It's in excellent condition and is soft and thin. Tagged size large. Blank back. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: "Tribute to Elvis" Eagle Shirt, Ron Olson, Stedman

Post by FiftyFiftyMan » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:16 am

Kodel© polyester was present on garment tags in the 60's thru the 80's. Which would coincide with the likely date of the Tribute to Elvis design...soon after his death in August 1977. But if I had to guess, this shirt was trying to cash in on Elvis nostalgia sometime in the 80's. I don't believe this Stedman tag design even existed in the 70's. Also, the Made In USA font looks decidedly 80's.
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Re: "Tribute to Elvis" Eagle Shirt, Ron Olson, Stedman

Post by TimeForMemories » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:25 pm

Great! Thanks for the era info. That's when I was thinking it was most likely from so it's good to know someone with more knowledge thinks the same! :)

Anyone have an idea on value, too?
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Re: "Tribute to Elvis" Eagle Shirt, Ron Olson, Stedman

Post by FiftyFiftyMan » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:19 pm

If it was me, I would wait for the upcoming Elvis release with the Royal Orchestra & others, and try to ride the buzz. You can try a higher auction start bid to gauge interest. Within 2-3 days, a shirt that is going to attract attention (and bids) will have at least a few watchers after 2 days. After 3 days of lackluster interest, it's time to either lower the starting bid and add a BIN 30% higher or more, or else change to a longer duration fixed price...and be prepared to wait. I would start that fixed price bid at $80-$100.
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Re: "Tribute to Elvis" Eagle Shirt, Ron Olson, Stedman

Post by TimeForMemories » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:26 am

Awesome, thanks so much for the insight! And good call on waiting for the new release. I wouldn't have thought of that.
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