Here is a collection of very rare personal items belonging to Jim and Mary Reeves. In the upper left is one of Jim's wallets from the 1950s. On the right is Mary's billfold, which contains a picture of Jim as well as her membership card for the YWCA, her driver's license and other items.
The alligator wallet in the lower part of the photo is undoubtedly one of the most prized personal possessions of Jim's that any collector could have. It was in Jim's back pocket the day he was killed, and was recovered from the wreckage of the plane. Many fans have seen this item at the Jim Reeves museum in the past. Included in it were a $20 bill and a $10 bill, both of which are oiled stained (from the plane's engine) and NOT burned, as had been widely assumed. The upper corners are crushed from the force of the impact; otherwise, the wallet is undamaged. Included in it were credit cards from Diners Club and American Express, as well as the business card of the man with whom Jim and Dean Manuel had their last meeting in Arkansas -- a realtor who showed Jim some property he was interested in buying. This is significant because it is the last item given to Jim while he was alive. There were other items in the wallet such as his driver's license and a photo of Mary.
There is songwriter Hank Cochran's business card, a card from The Key Club, which was a very exclusive cocktail lounge in Nashville, Jim's selective service card showing his draft status, and a couple of honorary items such as when he was deputized as a sheriff and also became a member of a Confederate flying club.