JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 05/30/1956 - HFSID 271009
Sale Price $252.00
He sings a check to South Atlantic Insurance Agency
Check signed: "Jake La Motta" 8¼x3. Miami Beach, Florida, 1956 May 30. Check No. 197, drawn on the account of Jake La Motta, Inc. at the Bank of Miami Beach, payable to South Atlantic Insurance Agency for $143.04. Stamped endorsement on verso. Nicknamed the "Bronx Bull" because of his aggressive, charging style, Jake "The Raging Bull" LaMotta (1921-2017) achieved prominence when he won a 10-round decision over Sugar Ray Robinson on February 5, 1943. He and Robinson fought six times, with LaMotta winning only that one bout. On June 16, 1949, LaMotta won the World Middleweight Championship. He defended his title twice, losing it when Robinson knocked him out in the 13th round on February 14, 1951. LaMotta won 83 fights, 30 by knockout, and lost 19, four by knockout (with four draws). He co-authored his autobiography, Raging Bull (1970), which was adapted into the 1981 film starring Robert DeNiro. LaMotta was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Faint creases, one touching the "a" of La and the "M" in Motta. Bank cancellation holes, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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