Name: WALCOTT, JERSEY JOE SIGNED BASEBALL (JSA AUTHENTICATED)
History: Arnold Raymond Cream (January 31, 1914 – February 25, 1994), best known as Jersey Joe Walcott, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1930 to 1953. He held the world heavyweight title from 1951 to 1952, and broke the record for the oldest man to win the title, at the age of 37. That record would eventually be broken in 1994 by 45-year-old George Foreman. In his career Walcott fought many notable heavyweights including Joe Louis (twice), Rocky Marciano (twice), Ezzard Charles (4 times), Lee Oma and Joey Maxim. After retiring from boxing, Walcott did some acting, playing small parts in a few movies and television shows. He also refereed several boxing matches, but after the controversial ending to the second fight between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, Walcott was not asked to referee again. From 1971 to 1974, Walcott held the elected position of Sheriff of Camden County, New Jersey, the first African-American to do so. From 1975 to 1984, he was the chairman of the New Jersey State Athletic Commission. Offered here is an original, Official Major League Baseball which has been signed by Jersey Joe Walcott. JSA authenticated.
Full description: This is an original, William White Official Major League Baseball. Boldly signed in ink on the sweet spot, "Jersey Joe Walcott." No noticeable flaws. White ball. Authenticated by JSA and comes with their cert # DD21970 and label.
Size: OFF. MAJOR LEAGUE
Categories: Autograph - Autographed Baseballs - Walcott, Jersey Joe
Condition: near mint
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