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Boxing Memorabilia

Modern boxing, also known as the “sweet science,” surfaced in England sometime during the 16th century, when bare-knuckled fighters competed without regulation. The sport was reformed in the 1860s after John Douglass, Marquess of Queensury, developed a set of 12 boxing rules making the sport safer and more consistent. By the 1880s, boxing gained popularity in the US and elsewhere, propelling it as an Olympic sport and a major spectator sport in both professional and amateur realms.

Traditional boxing memorabilia includes ticket stubs, posters, programs, trading cards, buttons, and fight-used gear. Also collectible are newspaper articles covering matches, magazines featuring boxers, photos, and original artwork. Films and tapes are considered more modern-day additions to the enthusiast’s shelf.

Each June, the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in Canastota, New York, holds a four-day event with a ceremony welcoming new Hall of Fame inductees. For a collector, this is an opportune time to speak with boxing favorites as well as gather autographs and event souvenirs. Another museum, the World Boxing Hall of Fame (WBHF) in Riverside, California, holds its induction ceremony each October.


Quick Facts

  • The most coveted boxing card is a 1948 Leaf Rocky Graziano card. Experts say its value may reflect circumstances involving the halt of the card’s production. It’s unknown how many exist, but in 2011, a mid-grade Graziano card sold for $41,125
  • Boxer Jack Dempsey was the first athlete to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine in September 1923
  • The gloves worn by Muhammed Ali and Sonny Liston during a 1965 rematch in which Ali made a first-round knockout sold in February 2015 for $956,000

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A Mego Corp Muhammad Ali's Boxing Ring Game, 1976
Nov 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Mego Corp Muhammad Ali's Boxing Ring Game, 1976
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD2609 Bids
A Mego Corp Muhammad Ali's Boxing Ring Game, 1976
Nov 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Mego Corp Muhammad Ali's Boxing Ring Game, 1976
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD2207 Bids
1983 Topps Olympians #92 Cassius Clay Greatest Olympians PSA 7
Dec 04, 8:00 PM EST
1983 Topps Olympians #92 Cassius Clay Greatest Olympians PSA 7
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $50- $200
$255 Bids
1991 Players Inter. #40 Muhammad Ali Ringlords PSA 8
Dec 04, 8:00 PM EST
1991 Players Inter. #40 Muhammad Ali Ringlords PSA 8
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $50- $200
$204 Bids
1996 Ringside Boxing #F5 Morrison vs Foreman Fights PSA 9
Dec 04, 8:00 PM EST
1996 Ringside Boxing #F5 Morrison vs Foreman Fights PSA 9
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $150- $500
$102 Bids
1991 Ringlords Boxing #1 Evander Holyfield BGS 8
Dec 04, 8:00 PM EST
1991 Ringlords Boxing #1 Evander Holyfield BGS 8
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $300- $1,000
$51 Bid
1996 Ringside Boxing #2 Bruce Seldon Spotlight/Ring Gold PSA 9
Dec 04, 8:00 PM EST
1996 Ringside Boxing #2 Bruce Seldon Spotlight/Ring Gold PSA 9
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $400- $2,000
$51 Bid
Evander Holyfield Heavyweight Boxing Photo Print
Dec 17, 2:00 PM EST
Evander Holyfield Heavyweight Boxing Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Vintage Fischer 1976 Rare Muhammed Ali Boxing Traing Figure
Dec 11, 7:00 PM GMT
Vintage Fischer 1976 Rare Muhammed Ali Boxing Traing Figure
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £225- £250
£2250 Bids
Large Lineaus Athletic Co. Leather Punching Bag
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Large Lineaus Athletic Co. Leather Punching Bag
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $200- $2,000
$1000 Bids
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Muhammad Ali - Poster
Dec 04, 11:00 AM CET
Muhammad Ali - Poster
by Art Atelier
Est: €200- €300
€700 Bids
[Ali (Muhammad)] A framed black and white press Photograph of Ali, side profile with towel around
Dec 07, 10:15 AM GMT
[Ali (Muhammad)] A framed black and white press Photograph of Ali, side profile with towel around
by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
Est: €250- €350
€2500 Bids
Evander Holyfield Heavyweight Boxing Photo Print
Dec 31, 2:00 PM EST
Evander Holyfield Heavyweight Boxing Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$250 Bids
Muhammad Ali the fighter limited edition poster
Nov 30, 11:30 PM EST
Muhammad Ali the fighter limited edition poster
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $75- $100
$650 Bids
Muhammad Ali limited edition boxing photo
Nov 30, 11:30 PM EST
Muhammad Ali limited edition boxing photo
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $65- $75
$500 Bids
PETER DE CUPERE (°1970)
Dec 09, 2:00 PM CET
PETER DE CUPERE (°1970)
by Bernaerts Auctioneers
Est: €600- €800
€3500 Bids
Vintage 1940s Boxing South America Photos With History
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage 1940s Boxing South America Photos With History
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$50 Bids
Group of vintage boxing magazines
Dec 03, 11:30 PM EST
Group of vintage boxing magazines
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $25- $30
$150 Bids
Group of vintage boxing magazines
Dec 03, 11:30 PM EST
Group of vintage boxing magazines
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $25- $30
$150 Bids
Group of vintage boxing magazines
Dec 03, 11:30 PM EST
Group of vintage boxing magazines
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $25- $30
$150 Bids
Group of vintage boxing magazines
Dec 03, 11:30 PM EST
Group of vintage boxing magazines
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $25- $30
$150 Bids
Early Boxer Photograph Card
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
Early Boxer Photograph Card
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$50 Bids
Antique Boxing And Football Photographs
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
Antique Boxing And Football Photographs
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$50 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Boxing Memorabilia


Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.

Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.

Mebane Antique Auction

Mebane Antique Auction

Theodore Bruce

Theodore Bruce