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    1957 Cassius Clay Golden Gloves Trophy. The man many consider to be the greatest Heavyweight Champion in prizefighting history was just a fifteen-year old kid when he was presented this simple token for his first-place showing in his hometown Golden Gloves contest. Though its understated aesthetics are a far cry from the belt that Ali would wear as the king of the boxing world, the historic importance of the piece-quite likely the first boxing trophy ever awarded to the legendary sportsman-is just monumental. The trophy measures 13.25" in height with a bakelite base 4.5" in diameter. An affixed plaque reads, "City of Louisville, Golden Gloves, Novice Division, Winner, 1957." This trophy was given to Joe Martin by Clay and is offered with a notarized letter of authenticity from the late Joe Martin's grand daughter, Jole Martin. In the letter she attests to the fact that this was indeed Cassius Clay's trophy that was given to her grandfather and displayed at the Columbia Street Gym. Trophy remains in splendid condition, with just a few small scratches on the brass center section. Displays perfectly. LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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