This is by far my favorite signed item. The story I got from the seller was his friend and wife visited the studio for a live taping of the show back in the 90's. The "GARAGE SALE" sign was given to them on the set which they were able to get signed by the entire main cast (at the time). The seller believed it was a prop from the show's set that was given to the couple after the show. The seller listed the item for the original owner so I can only go by what I'm being told. When it arrived it came with a photo album which contained about 19 original photos taken on the couples trip to the show taping.
I think the best part was doing some leg work trying to find out as much as I could about the items and the special time these fans/studio audience had that day. I wanted to know why this tapping was so special and why it looked like a meet and greet in most of the photos taken. Turns out it was the final taping of Season 4, episode #23 entitled "YARD SALE". I remembered the episode since it featured "Bundy Land", but I didn't realize it was the final episode of the 1990 season. From cast interviews I believe they worked out all the scenes during the week and did 2 takes on Friday's in front of a live audience. With those two taping's they splice a complete show based what the exec. producers liked. The shows usually aired on the following Sunday in this case it taped on Friday May 4th, 1990 and aired Sunday May 13th, 1990. What's funny is "garage sale" as well as "yard sale" is mentioned in the dialogue between Al and Marcy early on in the episode.
The sign itself has a company logo "Jar-Co inc." on it, which I found ZERO information on. If they made it specifically for the show or not I'll probably never know unless another pops up...... I don't believe it was though. What I'm curious about is did the studio audience have any idea of the show's plot for that day's taping? The seller was located in Tennessee, assuming the couple came from there was the trip planned or by chance during a vacation? I will say I can't find another single person holding that garage sale sign in any of the photos if in fact it was a promotional item. It could also lend a hand that it was brought there by the couple. I just find it hard to believe they traveled to the show with a cardboard sign to get autographed but who knows except them? I have heard the show gave away prop items to audience members who win games they play to amp up the crowd. I've watched this episode at least 10 times and I couldn't spot the sign anywhere.
Here's a signed 24x30 poster of the family.
A cast signed football by Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate, David Faustino, and Ted McGinley. I purchased this at auction so not much to go by other than the signatures which I am very confident in. If you have any idea of the football date please contact me.
A MWC cast signed cap. I was told by the seller that the hat was given to his Corvette Club to use as prize in one of their club raffles back in 1994. The gentleman who donated it worked in the control room at the local Fox TV station in Youngstown. He said it came directly from the promotion department. The seller recall's him making the reference Ed O'Neill was somehow connected with getting the item to the station. Again nothing solid, but still a believable story. What I know is Ed O'Neill was originally from Youngstown,OH. The hat was shipped by the seller from Warren , OH. The cap manufacturer (KC caps) which was started in 1991 and still in business. I have not found another like it as it may have been cast and crew issued.
A really nice cast signed baseball with everyone's show name.
This is an odd item as I've never come across another like it. It looks to be a meet and greet with the cast and you get a polaroid pic and your card signed by everyone. I have no idea who the young lady is (I blocked her face) other than Amber. I did notice the poster hanging to left in the photo is "Parker Lewis can't lose" which ran from 1990-1993. That's about as best I can get to dating the photo.
I recently picked these signed football's up from a great seller online. He had them signed at a private signing in November. He was able to get a photo of Mr. O'Neill signing this one in print. The other ball is signed in script with "T.D.'s" abbreviated. Both are PSA/DNA cerified.
A couple of personalized postcards from David Garrison and Ed O'Neill. I love picking these up as they help authenticate other items the actors have signed.
A pair of Marcy Lover autographs here. Both are inscribed with character names as well.