Extremely scarce large-format check, dated August 12, 1960, signed by former heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano. The check, drawn on the Broward National Bank of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is made out to “First Federal Savings & Loan Association" in the amount of $245 and has been signed “Rocco F. Marchegiano” in blue ink (grading “7”) along the base. (Rocco Marchegiano was Marciano's birth name.) Rocky Marciano is the only heavyweight-boxing champion in history to retire undefeated. Unfortunately, his untimely death in 1969, one day before his forty-sixth birthday, has resulted in the scarcity of his signature examples today. The very few checks from the Marciano estate that have surfaced in recent years have quickly disappeared into collections and are not readily available in the marketplace. The large-format check (8.25 x 3 inches) displays standard bank cancellation stamps and holes, as well as a vertical fold. In Excellent condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).
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