JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 06/30/1956 - HFSID 271583
Sale Price $252.00
He signs a check from his Miami Beach nightclub The Skybrite to George Sanders
Check signed: "Jake LaMotta" 8¼x3. Miami Beach, Florida, 1956 June 30. Check No. 341, drawn on the account of Jake La Motta's Skybrite, Inc. at the Bank of Miami Beach, payable to George Sanders for $64.60. Endorsed: "George Sanders" and stamped Jake LaMotta Skybrite Inc. endorsement on verso. The Skybrite was the successful Miami Beach nightclub owned and operated by La Motta during the 1950s. Nicknamed the "Bronx Bull" because of his aggressive, charging style, Jake LaMotta (1921-2017) reached 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 but lost 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, which was adapted as a 1981 movie starring Robert DeNiro. LaMotta was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Bank cancellation holes and light show-through of banks stamps on verso (not at signature). Otherwise, fine condition.
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