Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 118

The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction

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Lot 361
Cus D'Amato and Jimmy Jacobs Archival Memorabilia Collection. The two men who historians believe had the greatest influence on Mike Tyson in his early career were his trainer, Cus D'Amato and his co-manager Jimmy Jacobs. Jimmy is also considered the finest Handball Player of all time.

This large lot consists of: Jacobs' prestigious Al Buck Memorial Award by the Boxing Writers Association of America as Manager of the Year for 1986. Silver-plated ice bucket presented to Jim Jacobs, 7' high and inscribed, ''BOXING WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA JIM JACOBS AL BUCK MEMORIAL AWARD MANAGER-TRAINER OF THE YEAR 1986". In fine condition with glass insert and lion-head handles on each side; Cus D-Amato's World Boxing Hall of Fame medal, 55 mm with the original red, white and blue cloth sash; Reproduction color photo on board of Sony Liston standing over Floyd Patterson, 11" x 13"; Cus D'Amato tribute DVD; Black & White photograph of Cus D'Amato dated 5/23/85 signed by photographer J.J. Fiorino, 7" x 9" and framed; Color photograph of D'Amato and Floyd Patterson after the loss to Sony Liston with Clay in the background, 8" x 11" on board; Sports Illustrated Presentation color print by Hoban, 1957, standing behind Floyd Patterson at Chicago Stadium Heavyweight Champonship Fight Nov. 30th, 20" x 16" matted; 7 original program copies of "In Loving Respect To The Memory of Cus D'Amato" Nov. 19, 1985 at Gramercy Gym, NY, NY; A colorful commemorative presentation plate for the Rosario (co-managed by Jim Jacobs) and Ramierez fight; Award plaque to Jim Jacobs dated 10/22/77 by the International Pool Players Club (for arranging significant matches in Atlantic City; Cus D'Amato's "World Boxing Hall of Fame" plaque; Award plaque to Jim Jacobs dated 10/13/79 by the Association of Ringside Physicians; WBA commemorative presentation silver (plated) serving tray "In Memoriam Jim Jacobs January 26, 1989 Gilberto Mendoza President"; Souvenir gold color hand weight for the Tyson-Holmes fight of 1/22/88. All are in excellent condition. Estimated Value $500 - UP
Howie Eisenberg Collection.

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Lot 362
Joe Louis, Legendary Boxer, Rare, Vintage, Inscribed and Signed Album Page. Joe Louis (1914-1981) "The Brown Bomber" proved one of the best fighters in the history of boxing and a hero and inspiration to millions. Offered is a rare, vintage, inscribed and signed light blue album page dated June 19, 1947 measuring 4½ x 4" and framed with vintage photo to 14¾ x 17". Caution is paramount in Joe Louis autographs as many requests were executed by secretary even those that bear an inscription and date. This piece has been fully authenticated by PSA/DNA, comes with their COA as well as a second LOA from R&R auctions. In superior condition, an excellent piece. Estimated Value $200 - UP
Sports Collection, Museum of World Treasures, Kansas City.

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Lot 363
Maxie Rosenbloom: "Slapsie Maxie," Celebrated Jewish Boxer, Large Original Pen & Ink ca. 1935 by O'Dell Dean (1907 - 1976) Born in Leonard Bridge, Connecticut, Rosenbloom was nicknamed "Slapsie Maxie" by a journalist due to his open gloved style of boxing. In 1932 he won the Light Heavyweight Champion. Rosenbloom one of only a handful of Jewish boxers to box professionally. After he retired his knack for comedy got him radio shows and supporting roles in films including Rod Serling's Requiem for a Heavyweight. During 1935, he postponed a scheduled fight with Tiger Jack Fox that was scheduled to fall between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur until after the Jewish holidays. This illustration was created at that time. Notice a black panel for an illustration of Fox, likely separately inserted. Also note, given the time the clearly racist representation of Fox in the upper right corner. A lot of history in this one original illustration by O'Dell Dean acclaimed illustrator of sports figures. Illustration is 14 x 16" in mat 18 x 22" Extremely well archived. Estimated Value $200 - UP
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