1923 to 1962 Vintage Boxing Ticket Collection (6)

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 2058

Item Year: 1950

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Collection of six vintage boxing tickets, all for heavyweight fights, including four title bouts, spanning the years 1923 to 1961. 1) Jack Dempsey vs. Tom Gibbons. Ticket stub for the heavyweight title bout held in Shelby, Montana, on July 4, 1923. Dempsey retained the title by unanimous decision. 3.75 x 2.75 inches. Ex-Mt. 2) Primo Carnera vs. George Godfrey. Ticket stub for a fight held at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 23, 1930. Carnera won by disqualification. 5.75 x 2.75 inches. Ex. 3) Joe Louis vs. Max Baer. Full ticket for a fight held a Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 24, 1935. Louis won by knockout. 5.5 x 2.25 inches. Vg, with a small, light stain along the bottom border and paper residue on the reverse from having been mounted in an album. 4) Jersey Joe Walcott vs. Ezzard Charles. Ticket stub for the heavyweight title bout held at Philadelphia Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 5 1952. Walcott retained the title by unanimous decision. 5 x 2.5 inches. Ex-Mt. 5) Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott. Full ticket for the heavyweight title bout held at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, on May 15, 1953. Marciano retained the title by knockout. 6 x 2.25 inches. Nr-Mt. 6) Floyd Patterson vs. Sonny Liston. Full ticket for the heavyweight title fight held at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, on September 25, 1962. Liston won the title by first-round knockout. 7 x 2.5 inches. Nr-Mt. Total: 6 tickets. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).


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