Joe Louis was born on May 13, 1914 in Lafayette, Alabama. On June 22, 1937 he won the World Heavyweight Title from James J. Braddock. He retired after losing to Rocky Marciano on October 26, 1951. His final record was 63-3. Joe Louis had the longest reign of any heavyweight champion spanning eleven years. His victories included Jack Sharkey, Max Baer, Max Schmeling, Billy Conn, and Jersey Joe Walcott. Offered here is an original souvenir pin of Joe Louis issued shortly after his death in 1981. This is an original, metallic, souvenir pin which pictures Joe Louis. Bold color and print. Bold, clear image. No dents. Pin firmly attached to back. Clean front and back. 3 1/2" diameter.