Resembling a fortress on West Madison Street, the Chicago Stadium was the venue for big ticket events in both sports and entertainment. This collection of well-preserved artifacts recounts memorable fights and figures from “the squared circle.” Highlights include: (3) Signed Contracts: typewritten original documents signed at the conclusion in black-ink fountain pen. Includes Max Baer (1932, “9” strength); Primo Carnera (1932, “10” strength); King Levinsky (1932, “8” strength). Individual certs/stickers from JSA. More on our website.
Also included is an Abe Saperstein cut signature (“9-10” strength; JSA cert/sticker).
There are also numerous 1930s-1940s original correspondence pieces with boxing content, including a cost analysis for the March 31, 1944 LaMotta vs. Woods bout. Of the (17) correspondence pieces, two are Western Union telegraphs. Also included is a 1931 “Intercity Golden Gloves” tournament program detailing combatants from Chicago and New York. Featuring printed text from Chicago Tribune scribe and event founder Arch Ward, the guide is incredibly preserved.