JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 11/19/1955 - HFSID 346076
Sale Price $198.00
JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LaMOTTAThe big-name boxer pens his signature in red ink on this check for the amount of $86.50 Check signed: "Jake LaMotta Pres" in red ink, 8¼x3. Miami Beach, Florida, November 19, 1955. Check no. 206, drawn on the account of Jake LaMotta, Inc. at the Mercantile National Bank of Miami Beach. Made payable to then-manager Art Lewis for $86.50. Endorsed by Lewis 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. Three faint vertical creases. Bank stamp on front at the "ta" of La Motta and the "Pre" of Pres. Bank cancellation holes, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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