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    1936 Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling I Full Ticket. While most white Americans had changed their tunes by the time of the famous rematch in 1938, seeing Schmeling as a symbol of the Nazi oppression that was gradually sweeping across Europe, it's a sad fact that racism caused most to side with the foreigner in the pair's first meeting in 1936. Louis, previously undefeated, was thought to be invincible, and his twelfth-round knockout at the underdog hands of the German truly shocked the boxing world and delighted those who struggled with the notion of a black Champion. Here we present an exceptionally scarce full ticket for the event on the same ground where Joe DiMaggio had made his Big League debut just two months early. Edge and corner wear, with a slight degree of toning, is all we must report in terms of condition, leaving visual appeal at the high end of the spectrum. Ticket is encapsulated by PSA/DNA for protection and unquestioned authenticity.
    Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.


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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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