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    1966 Charles "Sonny" Liston Signed Fight Contract. Scarce in any format, the provided autograph variation from this fascinating figure of the Heavyweight prize ring establishes it as among the most desirable Liston representations in the hobby. The underworld goon turned World Champ was considered to be borderline illiterate and signed only sparingly as a result, but was left no choice but to put pen to paper for this legal document agreeing to a payment of $5,500 for an Anchorage, Alaska exhibition bout on April 2, 1966. The contract presented here was completed the day before the three two-round contests, Liston's first appearance in the ring following his first-round knockout in the Lewiston, Maine rematch with Muhammad Ali less than a year earlier. His blue ink "Charles Sonny Liston" autograph rates a perfect 10/10, and the 8.5x13" page bears a small tear at lower edge well clear of the autographs, otherwise NRMT. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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