RARE 1922 Leonard vs Tendler Ringside Ticket Stub
Here is one of those items that as a fan of collectibles, is pretty awesome and at the same time, frustrating. The ticket itself is pretty rare and is beautifully mounted for display with a photo of the fighters. The problem is that it is so well displayed, did the framer do damage to the ticket in the process? Condition is EVERYTHING is this business and sometimes you just have to do the best you can with your expertise and leave the rest up to someone who may be more qualified than you to work with a piece. Otherwise, you could end up hurting it’s value. KNOW YOUR LIMITS!
Regarding the ticket, I personally disassembled the item and took 2 photos of the back of the ticket itself to verify that it could be authentic and not a replica. I am not an expert on boxing tickets, but I try to be diligent in my research. I am 98% sure it is an authentic ticket, but I cannot guarantee that. I am selling the item for its potential and aesthetic value rather than the actual value of this ticket because I am not 100% sure. I took 2 pictures of the backside of this ticket BUT UNFORTUNATELY, the gentleman who mounted this item used tape to cover the back and then dry adhesive to stick it to the matting. At least the dry adhesive never touches the ticket. Someone who is a professional with these items might know how to steam the tape off the back of the ticket and preserve the printing if they wanted to.
A ticket STUB from this same fight for the outer circle section (Nose bleeds) recently sold on Ebay for $75.00. This is a COMPLETE ticket for the RINGSIDE area and I believe IN MY ESTIMATION to be worth between $400-$650 at auction IF it proves to be authentic. Knowing my limits, I am not an expert on boxing tickets, although everything I’ve read on them, coupled with my expertise in paper/ephemera, tells me that it seems to be.
Just to make it clear
I AM NOT CLAIMING THIS TICKET TO BE AUTHENTIC! I am 98% sure it is, but only a certified expert could verify it. The story seems to back it up, inspection seems to back it up, comparison to the ticket stub photos from the one on ebay seem to back it up. If you would like to see it, it is for sale HERE: RARE 1922 Leonard vs Tendler Ringside Ticket Stub