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    1985 Eclipse Award Presented to Jimmy the Greek from the Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder" Collection. Named after the 18th century racehorse and sire, Eclipse, the Eclipse Award is a prestigious honor that is presented to different categories each year in horse racing. Offered here is Jimmy The Greek's Eclipse plaque that he received in recognition for outstanding national television covered of thoroughbred racing for CBS in 1985. Plaque measures at 9x11.75" and it exhibits moderate wear throughout. Letter of provenance for Anthony Snyder.

    More Information: The Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder Collection

    He was the most famous and charismatic figure in the history of sports gambling, the first nationally-recognized advocate for an industry that had lingered in the shadows of the athletic world since its very beginning. From the world headquarters of wagering, the city of Las Vegas, Jimmy the Greek ruled the sports book as a benevolent king, courting his share of controversy along the way but clearly earning his throne as the sporting world’s most skilled prognosticator.

    So much about the life of The Wizard of Odds feels prescient in the current climate of American sports, from the shifting political tides we see in the NFL and NASCAR to the relocation of the Raiders franchise to a shiny new stadium just off the Las Vegas strip, an unthinkable event back in Snyder’s day. This is the second installment of a personal collection decades in the making, and Heritage Auctions is proud to make it available to the collecting world. Each lot in this collection is consigned by Jimmy the Greek's son, and will be accompanied by his letter of provenance.


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