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    Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder's Personally Used Office Desk and Chair. Born in the blue collar city of Steubenville, Ohio in 1918, James George Snyder became acquainted with bookmakers as a teenager, and quickly became enamored with betting on sports and various other events. In fact, in 1948, "The Greek" wagered a hefty $10,000 on that year's election between Thomas Dewey and Harry S. Truman, getting 17-1 odds for Truman. In a later interview he indicated that he knew Truman was going to win because Dewey had a mustache, and "American women didn't trust men with a mustache."

    In 1956, Snyder moved to Las Vegas and began distributing a weekly pro football betting line, and later developed iconic status when he would co-host CBS's famed "NFL Today" television show.

    Presented here is "The Greek's" wooden desk that he used for decades. Measuring at 80"x44", it shows heavy wear from many years of jotting down sports odds, promoting the early days of the World Series of Poker, and countless other innovative events in gambling history. Also included is the Greek's office chair that he used for decades. Heavy wear exhibited. Letter of provenance from Anthony Snyder. Please note: winning bidder will be responsible for 3rd-party shipping fee from New Jersey.


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