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In early spring of 1981, two days before he was shot, President Ronald Reagan accepted my watercolor of Grover Cleveland Alexander at a White House Hall of Fame Luncheon. Ed Stack, Hall of Fame President, makes the presentation as Willie Mays applauds in the foreground. President Reagan portrayed Alexander in a motion picture and told attendees that he had a special fondness for the old-time star. The president also signed up as registrant no. 00001 for the complete Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Art Post Card set.