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    1963 Sonny Liston Personal Cane. Once among the most feared punchers ever to step into the professional prize ring, Charles "Sonny" Liston rose from his role as an underworld henchman to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World. His two losses to Muhammad Ali are ranked among the most memorable and controversial in prize fighting history, and his early passing under unusual circumstances in 1970 is widely considered to have been a mob hit. Presented is a rare personally owned Liston artifact, originally acquired from his widow Geraldine with her letter of provenance. This letter has been lost, but expert Craig Hamilton's letter of authenticity is included, and references that Liston letter. The ebony cane is topped by an engraved cap that reads "Given to Sonny Liston by Wm. Elmer 1963." It remains in strong condition with minor wear, and is presented in a specially crafted shadow box (9.5x42x2"). LOA from Craig Hamilton.

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    May, 2012
    13th Sunday
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