(16) Boxing Tickets and Deceased Champions Passport Lot 
Lot Number 903
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2007 10:00:00 
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Description

Offered is an amazing grouping of boxing collectibles, consisting mostly of signed and unsigned prizefight tickets. However, the most interesting piece in the lot may be the original passport of former WBA Light Middleweight Champion Davey Moore. The talented young boxer rose quickly through the ranks to become champ at the ripe age of 23. But a few years later, in 1988, Moore would be found dead in his residence, seemingly pinned between his car and the garage door. What happened in the garage remains unclear with ample rumors and conspiracy theories regarding his early, tragic death. The passport was issued in 1977 and has been stamped as Cancelled given it expired in 1982. Within the passport is an original photograph, Moore's (d.1988) scripted and signed name as well as many visas including one to Japan where he became WBA Light Middleweight Champion. The one of a kind relic is accompanied by an array of full, unused boxing tickets, including (5) signed examples highlighted by Tyson vs. Bruno (1988) signed by Bruno, and Holmes vs. Cooney signed by Holmes. Unsigned tickets are highlighted by Leonard vs. Duran III (1989), Pep vs. Saddler (1950) and a beautiful mid-grade Walcott vs. Marciano (1953). COA from James Spence Authentications. Please visit our website, as the remaining pieces in the lot are certainly noteworthy.

The remaining items in this lot are:

Signed Tickets
Holmes vs. Cooney (1982) Heavyweight Championship signed by Cooney
(2) Brown vs. McGirt (1991) Super Middleweight Championship, both signed by Brown


Unsigned Tickets
Hearns vs. Barkley (1992) Light Heavyweight Championship
Douglas vs. Holyfield (1990) Heavyweight Championship
Holyfield vs. Dokes (1989) Junior Welterweight Championship

Signed reproduced Tickets(5) sheets featuring both styles of Cooney vs. Holmes (1982) tickets, each sheet signed by both Holmes and Cooney. 
 
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