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||Jack Dempsey: Plaque
16" X 20", 11lbs. Presented to him on Feb. 3,
1950. "Present to Jack Dempsey in recognition of your notable achievements and outstanding
contributions in the sports world and your devoted service to the youth of America, February 3,
One of the most popular heroes in American sports. A very impressive piece to have on your wall.
||Jack Dempsey: Treasury Medal
Jack Dempsey, one of sport's all time favorites was once ostracized by the media as a "slacker"
and vehemently booed in his early championship fights for his WW I military exemption. Nothing
hurt him more and when the U.S. became involved in WW II he proudly served in the Coast Guard.
Here is his personally engraved Treasury medal, presented to Jack Dempsey for his aid in the Eight War Loans.
What could have meant more to this American legend ?
||Golden Helmet Medal
Awarded to Devore of West Point, a member of the All-American Football Team. The front depicts
the West Point logo "Duty, Honor, Country" and "West Point, MCMXI, VSMA". The back is engraved
with the names of all 11 members of the All-American team, and includes Carlisle's Jim Thorpe. 14kt. gold.
||58th General Assembly Official Sports Bill
"Official Bill to amend an act to punish and suppress prize fighting from the House of
Representatives of Columbus, OH to Truman Younglove the speaker of the House of Representatives
of New York".
This official 3-page house bill no. 500 covers all the penalties for any person involved in
a prize fight including backers, trainers, seconds, umpires, assistants, reporters or stake
holders in addition to the fighters. Very rare and desirable.
||John L Sullivan: Artist's Belt Sketch
Sketch of his Heavyweight Title Belt. When the "Champion of Champions" was in financial straits
in his later life, he would lend his belt to various bars he frequented as a window display to
drum up business. Men seeing the belt in the window would join John L. for drinks as he picked
up the tab for the house.
Dozens of kids would gather outside hoping to spot the Boston Strong Boy
leaving and local artists would sketch the wondrous diamond studded gold belt.
||Max Baer: Painting
A contemporary work painted on the back of an old fight billboard and comes in the original wooden
frame. About 25" across and 30" high, it shows Baer with his hands taped in a fighting pose. Baer was
one of the more popular heavyweight champs. His son Max Baer jr. went on to fame as "Jethro Bodeen" on
the "Beverly Hillbillies" TV show in the 1960's. This painting is one of the few originals of the champ.
P.S. His brother a 6'6" fighter was atop contender for a number of years and appeared as did Max in
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||"A Day to Remember" Record
This record was given out at Yankee Stadium on Mickey Mantle Day, June 9, 1969, and includes
the photo covered record sleeve. Only 50,000 of these were made. I recall that day at Yankee
Stadium, when thousands of kids were flinging the records all over the stands. The game had to be
stopped several times to pick up the records that landed on the field
||Gil Hodges Pennant Fever Game
14" x 18½", nice shape. Preseason newsletter enclosed.
||"Hall of Fame" Chart
Revolving 2-sided chart shaped like a large baseball full of states from 1901-1960 on both leagues.
Corinthian vs. Hull, MA.
Cleveland Polar Bear Tobacco
||Hand Painted Baseballs by Noted Sports Artist Robert S. Simon
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