LAMOTTA, JAKE-MARCEL CERDAN FULL TICKET (1949-POSTPONED)

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Regular price $275.00

On September 28, 1949 at the Polo Grounds in New York world middleweight champion Jake LaMotta was scheduled to make his first title defense against the man he won the crown from, Marcel Cerdan. The fight was postponed and cancelled for good when Cerdan was killed in an airplane crash en route to New York. He boarded an Air France flight to visit Edith Piaf, the love of his life, in New York, where she was singing. The Lockheed L-749 Constellation crashed into Monte Redondo (São Miguel Island, Azores), killing all 11 crew members and 37 passengers on board, including Cerdan and the famous French violinist Ginette Neveu, while approaching the intermediate stop airport at Santa Maria. Offered here is an original, full, ticket for the postponed fight.
This is an original, full ticket which names the fighters, date and venue. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. Bold color and print. Clean front and back. Stub firmly attached. 2 1/2" x 6 3/4."

Size: 2 1/2 x 6 3/4

Condition: excellent