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In the pantheon of soccer greatness, one name still rises above all. This awesome collection is from a close friend of Edson Arantes do Nascimento - Pele - to a NJ sportswriter. Including finishing his playing career with the New York Cosmos, Pele was one of the key early supporters of soccer/futbol in the United States. All signatures are vintage and PSA authenticated. 1) Two-page typed "Open Letter" to the soccer giants of the U.S. for creation of a master plan to promote soccer in America. Signed " Edson Pele" (PSA Cert). 2) Gorgeous 1969 FDC w/Pele stamp. PSA slabbed and graded, Mint 9. Signed "Good Work Pele." 3) 1966 U.S. Cup of Champions signed on cover by Pele and teammate. NM-MT, PSA LOA. 4) 1966 World Cup Final Game program signed by Pele and three others. PSA LOA, EX-MT. 5) 1970 Mexico World Cup Program cover signed by "Edson Pele" and two others. EX-MT, writing inside. 6) 1977 Farewell to Pele Press Kit with scored program, staff parking pass, press notes and more (unsigned). 7) Parking pass from his US Debut along with news articles and press notes (unsigned).
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