Jim Thorpe, Ted Williams, Jack Sharkey Signed Baseball w/ PSA & JSA LOA. What a piece of history right here with three legends of the sporting world back in the mid to early 1900s. Signed by three well known people in Jim Thorpe, Ted Williams, and Jack Sharkey.All with beautiful signatures on this baseball. Ball is from my father in laws collection. Jack Sharkey is the only man to have fought both Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis.
But he may be best remembered for a pair of controversial title fights with Max Schmeling. Sharkey, a heavy-handed boxer, defeated George Godfrey and Harry Wills in 1926 to earn a number three ranking in the heavyweight division. He drew with Tom Heeney, lost to Johnny Risko, knocked out Jack Delaney and decisioned Arthur DeKuh.
He carried that momentum into 1929 when he beat top 175-pounder Young Stribling and knocked out former 175-pound champ Tommy Loughran to win the American heavyweight title. Sharkey fought for the vacant world title in 1930 against German contender Max Schmeling but was disqualified for hitting below the belt in the fourth round. He fought twice in 1931, battling to a draw with former middleweight champion Mickey Walker and decisioning future heavyweight champ Primo Carnera. In a 1932, he Schmeling once again.The champion appeared to have a clear decision but the fight was awarded to Sharkey on a split decision. In his first title defense, Sharkey was knocked out by the mob-connected Carnera in the sixth round. As he did in 1931, Sharkey began by easily outboxing Carnera for the first five rounds. But he was floored with a right uppercut in round six and counted out. Many felt the fight was fixed but Sharkey denied the accusation until his death. Jim Thorpe - Born to parents who were half Native American, and brought up in the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma under the name Wa-Tho-Huk, which means Bright Path, Thorpe played a number of sports at the highest level through to the late 1920s. Before and after his Olympic exploits, he pursued a career in track and field, played baseball and basketball, and became one of the first major stars of professional American football, making a name for himself with the Canton Bulldogs of Ohio, who proclaimed themselves world champions in 1916, 1917 and 1919. With the Bulldogs he would play a part in the creation of the National Football League (NFL) and became its first president in 1920. Thorpe eventually retired from top-level sport at the age of 41 and promptly went into the movies, playing minor roles as a Native American in around 50 films through to the early 1950s. The item "Jim Thorpe, Ted Williams, Jack Sharkey Signed Baseball with PSA & JSA LOA" is in sale since Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Balls". The seller is "bryanreynolds_collectibles" and is located in Birmingham, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.