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Primo Carnera-King Levinsky 1932 Signed Chicago Stadium Fight Contracts

Lot Number 667

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As cultures assimilated throughout the melting pot that was 1932 America, Italian fighter Primo Carnera touched gloves with King Levinsky of Chicago’s Jewish ghetto. Technically a “home” bout for Levinsky, the match was held at the Chicago Stadium, erected three years earlier as the world’s largest indoor arena. These (2) contracts enlisted those boxers for that 10-round battle. Accenting the printed legal details, typewritten specifics include 33-1/3% of the gate receipts (plus round trip transportation) for Carnera and 25% of the gate for Levinsky. With each executed on the appropriate line, Carnera’s fountain pen scripting projects (“8-9”) strength, while Levinsky’s penning shows (“9-10”) strength. The sheets have normal compacting folds and the Carnera contract has a small edge tear, which does not affect the autograph. Cert/sticker from JSA.

Note: the JSA authentication is for the Carnera signature only. While the Levinsky penning is presumed authentic, there is no authentication due to the lack of exemplars.

Although Carnera won that night, his celebration was limited as he was immediately arrested in conjunction with a $3754 judgment rendered against him regarding an Indiana promoter.

 
 
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