TENDLER, LEW SIGNED STEAK HOUSE RESTAURANT CARD (1959)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $115.00
HISTORY: Lew Tendler is called the greatest southpaw (left-hander) in ring history by The Ring magazines editor-publisher Nat Fleischer. In 1961, Tendler became the sixteenth prize-fighter elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame. Yet, as great a fighter as he was, Tendler never won a championship. From his first professional fight in 1913, at age 15 years, until his final bout in 1928, Tendler fought the best in four weight classes, including seven world champions. A brilliant lightweight and welterweight, Tendler made just one career mistake: fighting in the same era as the legendary Benny Leonard. He would meet champion Leonard in two classic and widely heralded matches, losing the first bruising battle on a no-decision. Although the younger Tendler had soundly thrashed Leonard throughout their 12- round bout, the State of New Jersey (site of the July 27, 1922 match) had a ‚Äúno-decision law‚that meant a champion could only lose his title by a knockout. Presented here is an original Lew Tendler's Steak House Restaurant Card which he has signed.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is a Lew Tendler's Steak House restaurant card with his "Food For Thought" on the reverse. Signed in ink, "Best wishes always To Tom Nackad Lew Tendler 9/15/59." Pictures Tendler as he looked at height of his career in fight pose. Bold color and print. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2."
Size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"