7 “Police Gazette” Issues with Boxing Covers – Conn, Dempsey, Marciano, Moore and Ali.
Lot 595. 7 “Police Gazette” Issues with Boxing Covers – Conn, Dempsey, Marciano, Moore and Ali. All issues are complete. Rocky Marciano, 3 covers: 1. Sept. 1953 vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, with a headline asking “Is Marciano a Dirty Fighter?” Vg. James J. Corbett is the “Gallery of Champions” boxer in a full color page. 2. Sept. 1954 vs. Ezzard Charles, President Eisenhower and Mickey Mantle also on the cover, g-vg. Sugar Ray Robinson receives a full “Gallery of Champions” page inside. 3. And Nov. 1959, with a headline that Marciano might be returning to the ring to fight Ingemar Johannson. He didn’t. In his final bout on Sept. 21, 1955, he knocked out Archie Moore to retain the heavyweight title. Vg+ magazine with chipped cover corners. This issue features a “Gallery of Heavyweight Contenders” with Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, and Marciano as the former and possibly future champion. 4. Muhammad Ali, April 1967, with Ali still as Cassius Clay, vg+ to ex. In an article, Ali criticizes Black Power leaders. 5. Jack Dempsey and Joey Maxim, July 1950, with former Dempsey manager Jack Kearns saying he will “Make a Dempsey out of Maxim.” Vg+ with Eddie Cantor, Jane Russell and Ralph Kiner also on the cover. Inside is a full-page with color illustrations of “The Champions and Ex-Champions of the American and English Prize Ring.” 6. Maxim vs. Archie Moore, April 1955, with the headline “Marciano is Afraid of Me says Archie Moore.” So afraid that Marciano dispatched him in the first round of their September championship fight. (See above.) Moore’s claim is discussed in a two-page article. The tabloid has a full-page “Gallery of Champions” color photo of Rocky Graziano. Vg+ to ex. 7. And Billy Conn, taking a punch to illustrate “How Joe Louis’ Punch Feels” (only Louis gloves are shown), Jan. 1950, g+ to vg. Arthur Godfrey and Rita Hayworth are also on the cover. Winning Bid $30.