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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Max Schmeling Autograph, Birthday 80. CoA

Authentic Max Schmeling autograph on Philswiss edition from 1985. Size: 7.1 x 10.4 inches. Very fine condition.

The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930. In 1932 Schmeling scored a twelfth round knockout of the previously undefeated Joe Louis in 1936. 2 years later Joe Louis knocked out Schmeling in the first round - after 124 seconds.

Despite his supposed associations with nazism, used for propaganda to smear him as a Nazi villain, it became known long after the Second World War that Schmeling had risked his own life to save the lives of two Jewish children in 1938.

He remains a sporting legend in Germany today, and he also helped his friend Joe Louis later in life.

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1 comment:

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