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(3) 1932 Signed Chicago Stadium Boxing Contracts With Baer vs. Griffiths

Lot Number 669

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/28/2012 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 300.00  Bid Ends: 06/07/2012 23:35:42 
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Established as the world’s largest indoor arena upon its 1929 unveiling, the Chicago Stadium was a hotbed for sporting events and political conventions, alike. These (3) 1932 contract pairings secured the services of acclaimed boxers and were signed by their subjects. Interestingly enough, the fighters’ respective statuses were measured by their stipends, which show a wide variance. Executed on the appropriate lines in steel-tip fountain pen, the endorsements average (“9”) quality and include: Max Baer/Tuffy Griffiths (Baer promised 30% of gate receipts; Griffiths promised 22-1/2%; Charley Retzlaff/Jack Roper Retzlaff promised $100 (for “railroad expenses”); Roper promised $600; Bat Battalino/Barney Ross Battalino promised 15%; Ross promised 17-1/2% (full JSA). Individual certs/stickers from JSA.

 
 
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