1940s to 1990s Signed Boxing Wire-Photo Collection (23)

Sold For: $300

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 2059

Item Year: 1960

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

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Collection of twenty-three signed boxing photos, representing twelve different fighters, fifteen of which are original news photos. All of the signatures, executed in a variety of markers and paint pens, appear on the front and grade "10." Nineteen of the photos measure 7 x 9 inches, while the remainder are 8 x 10 inches. All are black-and-white photos with the exception of one (Shane Mosley). The vast majority capture the respective fighters in the ring during a bout. The fighters represented here, as well as the number of photos for each (if more than one) are Carmen Basilio (3, all news photos), Gene Fullmer (5, all news photos), Willie Pep (2, one news photo and one modern-day print), Archie Moore (news photo), Emile Griffith (5, all news photos), Thomas Hearns, Alexis Arguello and Aaron Pryor (together on two photos), Shane Mosley, Joey Giardello, Ruben Olivares, and Carlos Ortiz.. Excellent condition overall. Total: 23 signed photos. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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