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    1944 Joe Louis Signed Check, PSA/DNA Authentic.
    While we've encountered checks endorsed by this iconic Heavyweight Champion, this is the first we've seen issued by Louis. He pays $110 to a "Dr. William Burton" and signs with his birth name, "Joe L. Barrow," at lower right, his black fountain pen ink a bona fide 9+/10.
    The "March 11, 1944" date finds Louis in the midst of a two-and-a-half-year absence from the professional prize ring, a sabbatical resulting from World War II conscription. He'd return in November of that year to knock out Johnny Davis in fifty-three seconds with his first punch of the bout. Check exhibits bank punch coding and three vertical fold lines but presents very well. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Authentic. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.

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