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Lot # 1303: Circa 1960 Cassius Clay Original Photograph Used for Rookie Exhibit Card (PSA Type I)

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 31 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Fall Classic",
which ran from 10/29/2023 7:00 PM to
11/18/2023 10:00 PM

Amazing one-of-a-kind original proof photo, used to produce the first exhibit card of Cassius Clay. Black and white shot measures 8x10" and shows the very youthful boxer - who would become known as Muhammad Ali - in typical stance, already wearing the plain white trunks with black stripe that would become his trademark. There is slight tape residue on the corners. Per the included PSA/DNA the background has been ..."inpainted in white and the subject's facsimile name has been hand-scripted in ink." The exhibit card for which this photo was used is highly important in the boxing world, as it is one of the very first cards of Cassius Clay. Comes with aforementioned PSA letter and is encapsulated by PSA as Type I.

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