Lace up your bidding gloves and take on all comers, for this collection of (26) 1940s-1960s boxing promotion envelopes. All but one of these vintage promoters are adorned with photos of famous prize fighters, including several prominent champions. The great majority are addressed to New York sports editors, and all are postmark dated between 1948 and 1968. Nicely preserved overall, these envelopes are generally crisp, with light to moderate wear.
Rocky Marciano (4): 7/28/52 vs. Mathews, 6/17/54 heavyweight championship bout vs. Charles, 9/15/54 heavyweight championship bout vs. Charles, 9/20/55 heavyweight championship bout vs. Moore, Marciano's last fight;
"Sugar Ray" Robinson (4): 9/23/48 vs. Gavilan, 7/11/49 vs. Gavilan, 8/9/50 vs. Fusari, 9/23/57 vs. Basilio;
Jack Dempsey 1952 International Novice Heavyweight Tournament;
Joe Frazier (2): 3/4/68 vs. Mathis, 12/6/68 vs. Bonavena;
"Jersey Joe" Walcott (3): 9/21/48 vs. Lesnevich, also with Zale vs. Cerdan, 6/22/49 vs. Charles, 6/5/52 vs. Charles;
Floyd Patterson (3): 7/29/57 vs. Jackson, 6/20/60 vs. Johansson, 3/13/61 vs. Johansson;
"Bobo" Olson (2): 10/21/53 vs. Turpin, 3/22/55 vs. Moore;
Balance (6): 6/9/48 Graziano vs. Zale, 5/17/55 Dupas vs. Ryff with press release typed letter, 3/14/56 Basilio vs. Saxton, 2/4/60 Becerra vs. Halimi/Ortiz vs. Torres, 1967 Holley Mims heavyweight contender, 4/27/68 Quarry vs. Ellis.
Also present is a 6/6/50 wrestling event envelope, with Antonino Rocca vs. Gene Stanlee.