Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Signed Social Security Card

Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison’s original signed Social Security Card, issued under his legal name, Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr.

We can’t imagine any other opportunity to obtain the social security card of another member of this exceptionally important band.

(On the scan here, we have blurred the last few numbers of Morrison’s social security number, however they are of course on the card.)

We acquired this from Sterling Morrison’s widow, Martha Morrison; her letter of authenticity is included, as is Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

A unique Velvet Underground collectible from Sterling Morrison’s wallet!  3 1/2″ x 2 1/8″.

From Wikipedia: In 1970, when the band was back in New York City to play an entire summer’s engagement at Max’s Kansas City, Morrison seized the opportunity to complete his undergraduate degree at the City College of New York. He remained in the Velvet Underground as lead guitarist after Lou Reed left the band in acrimonious circumstances in August 1970. In 1971, however, he began graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin , where he would earn a PhD in medieval literature…Morrison’s last performance with the band was on August 21, 1971, at Liberty Hall in Houston, Texas. When it was time for the band to return to New York, Morrison packed an empty suitcase and accompanied them to the gate of their departing plane, before finally telling them he was staying in Texas and leaving the band, the last founding member to quit.

In 1993 the Velvet Underground reunited with Morrison, and toured Europe to great acclaim; in 1994 Morrison was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which claimed his life in August 1995.

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    Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Signed Social Security Card

    Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison’s Social Security Card, signed on the front in blue ink by Morrison.

    This was likely carried by Sterling Morrison in his wallet, and present for many Velvets shows.  We acquired it directly from his widow, Martha Morrison, who’s letter of authenticity is included.

    3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″, in excellent condition.  With Martha Morrison’s letter and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

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