Celebrated American performer (1860–1926) whose legendary prowess as a markswoman earned her worldwide renown as a star attraction in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Among her astounding sharpshooting feats, Oakley would, from 30 paces, split a playing card held edge-on. Very neat original off-white shooting exhibition card, 4.5 x 1.75, featuring a small image of Oakley on her horse and a black heart with a .22 cal bullet hole through the heart, signed near the bottom in black ink, “Annie Oakley, June 19—1919.” In fine condition, with a couple creases to right side from the bullet impact. Oakley gave these cards away at shooting demonstrations and would put a bullet through the heart for the lucky recipients. Any items bearing Oakley’s signature are quite rare, and those with direct relation to her historic skill even more so. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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