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Old 10-13-2010, 06:32 PM
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Default Dick Menchaca "flyer" National Bantam Weight Champ????

Hi all,

Let me start by saying I am no boxing expert... So I have a few questions.

1. I have this flyer pictured below that states "featuring Dick Menchaca", is this a known boxer?

2. What would be the date of this item.

3. Is the item pictured below referred to as a flyer?

4. Anyone collect this guy? Any value in this item?

Notes: The paper is real thin - Nothing on the back - measures 6" x 9"

Thank you,
Shawn
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:09 AM
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There is a Dick Menchaca who had some professional fights out of Texas in the mid to late 40's.

http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?hum...6278&cat=boxer

More info here:

http://boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Human:206278


This looks like an amateur flyer/broadside. If it's the same Dick Menchaca, which it looks like it's a pretty good chance, I would guess it probably dates to before his service in the military, c. late 1930's to 1940 or so.

Not really much value. It's the type of item I might park on a website for 15 or 20 bucks and hope a relative stumbles across it eventually.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:28 AM
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Default Worth checking ...

Definitely advertising an amateur card, from the notation that all the fights are three-rounders. Dave is bang-on: $15-$20 tops — and hope that a relative sees it. Always worth checking amateur ephemera for hidden gems, though. I recently picked up a rather nondescript four-page program at a paper show for the princely sum of $5 — a steal when you consider one of the fights listed inside featured future world heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis.
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Definitely advertising an amateur card, from the notation that all the fights are three-rounders. Dave is bang-on: $15-$20 tops — and hope that a relative sees it. Always worth checking amateur ephemera for hidden gems, though. I recently picked up a rather nondescript four-page program at a paper show for the princely sum of $5 — a steal when you consider one of the fights listed inside featured future world heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis.

True. One of my big finds a few years ago was a plain looking 1891 Athletic Club tournament program with ticket stub at an antique paper show.

I looked inside the program and one of the last names listed looked familiar, but I figured it was too good to be true. I took the chance and picked it up for 50 bucks.

When I got home and did the research, I found out it was the program and ticket for the 4th and 5th recorded fights of "Barbados" Joe Walcott.
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Hey guys, thanks for the info. Very helpful!

The time frame has got to be right.... This flyer came out of a Texas Aggie Scrapbook from the late 20s - early 40s.

Thanks again,
Shawn
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:16 AM
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Default Olympic boxing team in 1940

I also found this tidbit of info... Worked for Texaco 35 years!

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http://www.museumofthegulfcoast.org/...dmenchaca.html
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