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Max Schmeling Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

MAX SCHMELING
Born: September 28, 1905 in Klein Luckow, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: February 2, 2005 in Hollenstedt, Lower Saxony, Germany
Biography | show moreshow less
Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930, when he defeated Jack Sharkey for the title vacated by Gene Tunney in 1928. In 1932, Sharkey won the title in a 15-round decision over Schmeling. At Yankee Stadium in 1936, Schmeling scored a twelfth round knockout of the previously undefeated Joe Louis. In a closely followed rematch at Yankee Stadium in 1938, Louis knocked out Schmeling in the first round. Despite Nazi efforts to promote him as a symbol of Aryan supremacy, Schmeling refused Hitler's personal request to join the Nazi party and secretly protected German Jews at great risk to himself. A Coca Cola executive after World War II, Schmeling became a close friend of Joe Louis and served as a pallbearer at Louis' funeral (1981).
Film Credits | show moreshow less
2007-Hitlers-nutzliche-Idole (Other), 1999-Television-Under-the-Swastika (Other), 1950-Wonderful-Times (Other), 2005-The-Super-Fight:-Marciano-vs.-Ali (in person), 1983-The-Moviemakers (in person), 1965-Max-Schmeling-vs.-Young-Stribling (in person), 1957-Zwei-auf-einem-Pferd (in person), 1936-Great-International-Heavyweight-Boxing-Contest-Between-Joe-Louis (in person), 1932-Max-Schmeling-vs.-Mickey-Walker (in person), 2010-2011-HBO-Boxing-After-Dark (Other), 2005-Costas-Now (Other), 2000-Kings-of-the-Ring:-Four-Legends-of-Heavyweight-Boxing (Other), 1999-The-Sweet-Science (Other), 1976-ABC's-Wide-World-of-Sports (Other), 1975-Brother-Can-You-Spare-a-Dime (Other), 1953-The-Joe-Louis-Story (Other), 1963-Der-Sport-Spiegel (in person), 1957-The-Affairs-of-Julie (in person), 1971-Gluckspilze (Performer), 1953-Keine-Angst-vor-groen-Tieren (in person), 1930-Love-in-the-Ring (Performer), 1938-The-Stars-Shine (in person), 1975-Dalli-Dalli (Performer), 1961-World's-Heavyweight-Championship-Fight:-Floyd-Patterson-vs. (in person), 1993-The-Great-Depression (Other), 1970-A.k.a.-Cassius-Clay (Other), 1959-Project-XX (Other), 1953/II-Roar-of-the-Crowd (Other), 1942-Das-groe-Spiel (Performer), 1950-Days-of-Our-Years (in person), 1983-Heut'-abend (in person), 1966-Stars-in-der-Manege (in person), 2010-On-the-Shoulders-of-Giants:-The-Story-of-the-Greatest-Team-You (Other), 2008-Tyson (Other), 2003-2004-Unsere-Besten (Other), 1942-Prelude-to-War (Other), 2005-The-Goebbels-Experiment (Other), 1974-Peter-Alexander-prasentiert-Spezialitaten (Performer), 1935-Knockout---Ein-junges-Madchen,-ein-junger-Mann (Performer), 1971-V.I.P.-Schaukel (in person), 1970-The-Super-Fight (in person), 1933-Max-Baer-vs.-Max-Schmeling (in person), 2008-Joe-Louis:-America's-Hero...-Betrayed (Other), 2005-Die-Johannes-B.-Kerner-Show (Other), 2004-The-American-Experience (Other), 2003-Legenden (Other)
  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 1029
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 1029
    MAX SCHMELINGThe World Heavyweight Champion pens his signature on this 4x3 card, in brown ink Autograph Sentiment Signed: "Best Wishes/Max Schmeling" in brown ink. 4x3 paper mounted on another sheet of same size. Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930, when he defeated Jack Sharkey for the title vacated by Gene Tunney in 1928.

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 43089
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 43089
    MAX SCHMELING Vintage signature of Max Schmeling Vintage Signature: "Max Schmeling", 3½x1 paper affixed to 6¾x3¾ sheet. Magazine photo (b/w, 2x2¾) affixed to right of signature). Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930, when he defeated Jack Sharkey for the title vacated by Gene Tunney in 1928.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 41509
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 41509
    MAX SCHMELINGThe World Heavyweight Champion pens his signature with “Best Wishes” to a fan on this 5x3 card, in blue ink Autograph Sentiment Signed: "Best Wishes/Max Schmeling" in blue ink. 5x3 index card.

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 168982
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 168982
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white photograph of Max Schmeling in the ring with Joe Louis. Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 8x10. This photograph depicts Max Schmeling (1905-2005) in the ring with Joe Louis.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 47246
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 47246
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white photograph of Max Schmeling in the military. Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 7x5. During World War II, Max Schmeling (1905-2005) served as a German paratrooper and resumed his boxing career when the war ended. He's pictured with members of his regiment.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 47352
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 47352
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white publicity photograph of World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis knocking out Max Schmeling in the first round of their 1938 rematch at Yankee Stadium Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 8x10 overall, three 4¾x3 images (one surface).

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 5605
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 5605
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white publicity photograph of Max Schmeling practicing throwing punches. Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 8x10. Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930, when he defeated Jack Sharkey for the title vacated by Gene Tunney in 1928.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 29637
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 29637
    MAX SCHMELING Early black and white with sepia tint photograph of Max Schmeling. Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w with sepia tint, 3½x5. Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930, when he defeated Jack Sharkey for the title vacated by Gene Tunney in 1928.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 29788
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 29788
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white publicity photograph of Max Schmeling in a boxing ring in Nazi Germany hitting a weight bag. Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7¼x7¾ (one surface). Pictured in a boxing ring in Nazi Germany with swastika flags hanging from the beams.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 36311
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 36311
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white publicity photograph of Max Schmeling practicing throwing punches. Photograph signed: "Best Wishes/Max Schmeling". B/w, 8x10. Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930, when he defeated Jack Sharkey for the title vacated by Gene Tunney in 1928.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 52016
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 52016
    MAX SCHMELING   Color photograph ofa poster for the June 22, 1938, World's Heavyweight Championship fight between champion Joe Louis and the challenger, former champion Max Schmeling. Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". Color, 8x10.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 54736
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 54736
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white photograph of Max Schmeling in the ring with Joe Louis. Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 10x8. This photograph depicts Max Schmeling (1905-2005) in the ring with Joe Louis.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 131495
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 131495
    MAX SCHMELINGEarly 3½x5½ black and white photograph of Max Shmeling practicing for a fight Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 3½x5½ overall, image 3½x4¾ (one surface).

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 144092
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 144092
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white photograph of Max Schmeling in a boxing pose. Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 5x9½ (one surface). Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930, when he defeated Jack Sharkey for the title vacated by Gene Tunney in 1928.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 153901
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 153901
    MAX SCHMELINGEarly 3½x5 black and white with green hue photograph of the World Heavyweight Champion, weighing in for one of his bouts, signed in black felt tip Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling" in black felt tip. B/w with green hue, 3½x5. April 1986 reproduction (imprinted on verso) of a 1930s photograph.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 153902
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 153902
    MAX SCHMELINGThe World Heavyweight Champion is shown throwing a punch in this 3½x5 black and white with pink hue photograph, signed in black felt tip Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling" in black felt tip. B/w with pink hue, 3½x5. August 1988 reproduction (imprinted on verso) of a 1930s photograph.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 2/1975  - HFSID 67905
    MAX SCHMELING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 2/1975 - HFSID 67905
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white photograph of a young Max Schmeling waving to the crowd at the door of an Eastern Air Lines plane. Photograph signed: "with all good wishes/from/Max Schmeling/Feb. 1975". B/w, 6½x8½.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - MATCH BOOK SIGNED  - HFSID 51206
    MAX SCHMELING - MATCH BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 51206
    MAX SCHMELING Max Schmeling signs a matchbook for a fan. Match Book signed in German: "For remembrance/Max Schmeling". B/w, 4½x1½. Translation and dated in ink (unknown hand) on verso: "5-17-71".

    Sale Price $108.00

    $120.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED  - HFSID 143823
    MAX SCHMELING - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 143823
    MAX SCHMELINGThe World Heavyweight Champion is shown wearing a suit and smiling to the camera in this 4x5¾ black and white photograph, signed in black felt tip Postcard Photograph signed: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 4x5¾ overall, image 4x5 (one surface). Photo by Franz Josef Rüdel, Hamburg.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - PRINTED LETTER SIGNED IN INK 10/1980  - HFSID 345208
    MAX SCHMELING - PRINTED LETTER SIGNED IN INK 10/1980 - HFSID 345208
    MAX SCHMELING The professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion in 1930 signs this printed card in German, in black felt tip Printed Letter Signed In Ink: "Max Schmeling" in black felt tip. 7x4½.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK  - HFSID 286840
    MAX SCHMELING - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 286840
    MAX SCHMELING Black and white photo of Schmeling as he is beaten by Jack Sharkey Printed Photograph signed in ink: "Max Schmeling". B/w, 10x8. Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930, when he defeated Jack Sharkey for the title vacated by Gene Tunney in 1928.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - TYPED LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 283253
    MAX SCHMELING - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 283253
    MAX SCHMELINGHeavyweight champion Max Schmeling signed this typed letter on his personalized stationery to a fan in 1976. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. Typed letter signed "Max Schmeling". 1 page, 8¼x11½, on Scmheling's personalized stationery. Okt. 25, 1976.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1975  - HFSID 157769
    MAX SCHMELING - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1975 - HFSID 157769
    MAX SCHMELING Max Schmeling sends New Year Wishes to a fan. Typed Letter signed: "yours/Max Schmeling" in German, 1p, 8¼x11¾. Hollenstedt (West Germany), 1975 January 2. To Mr. Buchanan. In full: "For your good wishes for the New Year, heartfelt thanks from my wife and me.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • MAX SCHMELING - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/20/1984  - HFSID 143821
    MAX SCHMELING - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/20/1984 - HFSID 143821
    MAX SCHMELING Max Schmeilng sends a brief biography about himself to a fan. Typed Letter Signed: "Max Schmeling" in German, 1p, 8¼x11¾. Hollenstedt (Germany), 1984 August 20.Max Schmeling (1905-2005), World Heavyweight Champion from 1930-1932, writes to Mr. Laird.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

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