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Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling Signed 1973 “Living Legends” Lithograph

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Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling Signed 1973 “Living Legends” Lithograph

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This color 18″ x 22″ image was created by sports artist Bob Peak and captures the fury of the famed 1938 Yankee Stadium meeting between Max Schmeling, Hitler’s wunderkind, and Joe Louis, the great African-American champion. From its inception, the match transcended the sport to become a global event with obvious social and political implications. A worldwide audience listened, hoped and rejoiced as Louis avenged his 1936 defeat and reclaimed the world championship with a first-round knockout. Issued in 1973 as one of 12 lithographs offered in Sports Illustrated‘s “Living Legends” series, the lithograph features splendid pencil signatures (“trong>9-10”) of both champions in the lower border. In Near Mint condition and numbered 364/1500, this is a substantial piece that is sure to enhance any sports-related environment.

PSA-DNA Auction House Letter

1936,1938,1973,Championship,Political,Signed,Stadium  Bob Peak,Joe Louis,Max Schmeling

Auction End: 12-Feb-08  Post Views: 2699

$200.00  Price; $0.00 – $0.00

 

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