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    Late 1950's Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Training Worn Gloves. As is the case with most of the early Clay material in the modern hobby, these gloves derive from the trophy cases of Louisville's Columbia Street Gym and the personal collection of Joe Martin, who took a young Clay under his wing and introduced him to the sport which would earn his immortality. A letter of provenance from internationally renowned boxing memorabilia expert Craig Hamilton attests to the background of these sixteen-ounce relics.

    The gloves are burgundy leather with a white "Post" label at each wrist. Each interior wrist bears a vintage "C.C." handwritten notation. Original laces are present. Wear is heavy, with sweat staining of the interior, and some minor damage to the leather exterior. Vintage identification tag from the Columbia Street Gym is still attached. A rare and very special opportunity to own early gear from the education of boxing's greatest name. Letter of provenance from Craig Hamilton.


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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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