SCP Auctions November 19th, 2011 Auction


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On August 30, 1937 World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis made the first defense of the title he won from James J. Braddock two months earlier. The opponent was the tough Welshman Tommy Farr. To commemorate the event a large assembly of current and former champions were are hand and were brought into the ring before the fight. A famous photograph of these great champions was taken. Presented here is an original photograph of the great champions as they were introduced before the Louis-Farr fight standing in the ring. This magnificent sepia tone 15" x 20" photograph has been signed by most of the fighters pictured with all signatures in ink. Signers include: Jack Johnson, Jimmy Braddock, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Benny Leonard, Mickey Walker, Max Schmeling, Johnny Dundee, Marcel Thil, Pedro Montanez, Barney Ross, Lou Ambers, Fred Apostoli, Ceferino Garcia, Sixto Escobar, Harry Jeffra, and Arthur Donovan (referee). The signatures on this unparalleled grouping of pre-WWII greats average 9/10. Framed. Includes a LOA from Craig Hamilton as well as auction LOAs from PSA/DNA and JSA.
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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,834
Number Bids:6
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