Jake LaMotta

Description (Brief):

Boxing card with image of Jake LaMotta on the front of the card. LaMotta's short biography and boxing title are printed on the back of the card. Part of the 72 card set, "Hit Parade Of Champions" issued in 1951 by the Berk Ross Inc. Card No. 3-12.

Giacobbe Jake LaMotta (1922-2017) was an American professional boxer. Between 1941-1954 The Bronx Bull won 83 bouts, 30 by knock out, with 19 losses and four draws, becoming middleweight champion of the world from June 16, 1949 – February 14, 1951. Later in his career, the fighter moved to the light heavyweight class.

After boxing, LaMotta owned a bar, acted and did stand up comedy. In 1960 he admitted to fixing a fight in 1947 due to mob influence. In 1980, Director Martin Scorsese adapted the oft-troubled boxer's 1970 autobiography Raging Bull into a feature film.

Date Made: 1950 - 1959

Publisher: Berk Ross, Inc.Maker: Berk Ross, Inc.

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Name Of Sport Or Game: BoxingLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: Sports


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0568.171Accession Number: 1982.0568Catalog Number: 1982.0568.171

Object Name: card, boxing

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-322a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_665192

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