Study up on the "Sweet Science", with this boxing treasure chest collection. This interesting assortment is filled with display items, cards, posters, publications and more, with great champions Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali figuring prominently in the mix.
11x7x17 Pabst Blue Ribbon bar top display with boxing figure, beer bottle and lamp in a ring with gold ropes; (VG-EX) shows moderate, age-appropriate wear and is highly appealing;
17x24 Pvt. Joe Louis WWII poster, framed to 18x24, with the slogan "We're going to do our part...and we'll win because we're on God's side;" this propaganda poster was targeted at getting African-Americans to sign up for military service; (FR-GD) shows considerable wear, but still presents dynamically;
1956 Gum Inc. Adventure card #41 Joe Louis (EX-MT);
(3) 1979 Microsonics record cards average (EX-MT) with: Jack Dempsey vs. Gene Tunney; Joe Louis vs. James J. Braddock; Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks; these cards are reported as extremely rare, with an original production quantity of 200 sets;
1973 Jim Beam Bourbon Rocky Marciano decanter (EX);
1976 Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium ashtray with artwork by Leroy Neiman (NM);
1940s Jack Dempsey's Broadway Bar menu cover (VG) with written date, framed to 11x9;
1936 Big Little Book "Joe Louis, The Brown Bomber" (VG);
1938 "Black Dynamite: Story of the Negro in Boxing" hardcover book by Nat Fleischer (VG);
1948 "How to Box" by Joe Louis softcover book, with numerous photo illustrations (VG);
c.1940s Jack Dempsey's Restaurant souvenir photograph folder, with photo of four female patrons (VG-EX);
1976 Red Cross four-page promo with Archie Moore cover (EX-MT);
1938 Churchman Boxing Personalities tobacco card partial set of (36/50) ranges (VG to EX-MT+) with #3 Max Baer, #6 James J. Braddock, #12 Jack Dempsey, #20 Jack Johnson, #26 Joe Louis, and #35 Gene Tunney;
(4) 1920s Exhibit postcards: Tod Morgan (EX), Jimmy Delaney (EX), Louis "Kid" Kaplan (PR); Billy Wallace (EX);
1940s Jack Dempsey's Restaurant postcard with Dempsey vs. Jess Willard (GD);
1971 Ernie Shavers 3-1/4 x 6-1/4" promo photo (VG) with tape on the back;
1910 Mecca Champion Athletes Jack Johnson tobacco card with "married" front and back sections, presents FR-GD details;
1999 The Ring ticket collage 15x21 poster, twice-folded, presents NM.
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.