By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan died Monday in a Los Angeles hospital while receiving treatment for a July heart attack. He was 54.
A star with more than 90 credited television and movie roles in his career, collectors might best remember him as Lucius Washington in Talladega Nights with Will Ferrell or as Kingpin in Daredevil alongside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. His breakthrough role, which won him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Academy Awards, came in The Green Mile, a Stephen King adaptation that starred Tom Hanks.
On cardboard, Duncan did not sign for the 2003 Topps Daredevil set, nor were there any Talladega Nights cards for NASCAR fans, leaving his only certified autographs in the Beckett.com database to come from the 2012 Pop Century set made by Leaf. There, collectors can find 16 different certified autograph cards. (Need a checklist or OPG? Click here.)
Before the news, these cards typically sold for $50 or less.
A few of the 6-foot-5, 300-pound actor’s other notable roles came in Armageddon, The Scorpion King, Planet of the Apes and Sin City. While he never signed for sets for any of his movies, he does appear on cards in a few releases, though specific cards are not checklisted in the Beckett.com database.
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