Fall Premier Auction 2013
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VG PSA 3 Full Unused Ticket to the World Heavyweight Championship Fight between Champion Jim Braddock and challenger Joe Louis held at Comiskey Park in Chicago on June 22, 1937. Two years earlier, Braddock, "The Cinderella Man" shocked the boxing world by defeating the heavily favored Champion Max Baer to take the Heavyweight title. Braddock passed up a fight with Max Schmeling for a much bigger pay day against rising star Joe Louis, with his manager arranging the deal so that he would eventually receive over $150,000 over the years from the arrangement. Braddock knocked down Louis in round 1 but the tide of the fight began to turn and by the 8th round Louis was able to knock Braddock out and take the crown. Louis was quoted as saying that Braddock was the bravest man he ever fought. Ticket front is clean and displays well with a crease at the left side that does not break the front surface paper. Back has a few small spots of ink but is otherwise clean. Important fight matching two Hall of Fame boxing legends.