JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 11/30/1955 - HFSID 272764
Sale Price $198.00
JAKE LaMOTTAThe skilled boxer pens his name on this check for $5.25 Check signed: "Jake LaMotta Pres" in blue ink, 8¼x3. Miami Beach, Florida, November 30, 1955. Check no. 262, drawn on the account of Jake LaMotta, Inc. at the Mercantile National Bank of Miami Beach. Made payable to Stolpmann Plumbing Co for $5.25. 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, 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 as a 1981 movie starring Robert DeNiro. LaMotta was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Lightly creased. 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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