Vintage Boxing Ticket Collection Including Louis/Schmeling and Louis/Walcott

Sold For: $300

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2311

Item Year: 1936

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

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Collection of six boxing tickets, spanning the years 1936 to 1948, including five for bouts featuring Joe Louis. All of these tickets originate from files of boxing promoter Mike Jacobs and are accompanied by five unused order sheets (5.5 x 7.5 inches) bearing the letterhead "Mike Jacobs Promoter." The highlight of the group is a ticket stub from Joe Louis' first fight against Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium on June 18, 1936. The stub (5.75 x 2.5 inches) features portrait images of each fighter. Gd, with a repaired tear along the top border. The remaining five tickets are all either complimentary, proof, or press-exchange tickets, not official tickets. 1) Press-exchange ticket for the heavyweight title bout between Louis and Jack Roper at Wrigley Field (Los Angeles, California) on April 17, 1939. 5.25 x 2.75 inches Ex-Mt. 2) Full proof ticket for the heavyweight title bout between Louis and Billy Conn at the Polo Grounds (New York City) on June 18, 1941. 5.5 x 2.25 inches. Ex-Mt, with two cancellation holes. 3) Complimentary ticket stub for a ten-round welterweight fight between Sugar Ray Robinson and Flashy Sebastion at Madison Square Garden (New York City) on August 29, 1947. 2.25 x 5.75 inches. Fr, with a tear (paper loss) along the top border. 4-5) Two press-exchange tickets for the heavyweight title bout between Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott at Yankee Stadium (New York City) on June 23, 1948. 5.5 x 2.75 inches. Both Pr due to tears (paper loss) along the top border. Total: 6 tickets. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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