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    1980's Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder Signed Check, Original Photographs & Betting Notes Lot of 4. 1) "Synder Public Relations, Inc." check (NRMT) made payable to "Churchill Downs" in the amount of $1,128" is signed "Jimmy The Greek" in 9/10 black ink; 2-3) Original 8x10" photographs; and 4) Original hand-written betting notes on yellow lined paper (10.75x11.5"). Letter of provenance from Anthony Snyder. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

    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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    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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