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Old 05-10-2017, 02:42 AM
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1965 Aurora Great Moments in Sport DEMPSEY vs FIRPO

Like many others, when I was a kid, I made a lot of models- planes, tanks, monsters and two Great Moments in Sports; Johnny Unitas and Jack Dempsey versus Luis Firpo. When I was just a little older, I blew them all up with firecrackers.

Last year, I thought those Great Moments would make nice display pieces. Too bad they were gone, but they were painted and glued like a 13 year old would. Found one on eBay for a good price because the box was open and faded from the sun. It appeared to have all the pieces. So, I took a chance.

I'm still not a great artist, but it was fun. I thought the colors needed to be spiced up a little. My original attempt followed the box and used black and white trunks. Instead of a white shirt on the referee, I went with a blue one similar to one issued by the Missouri Boxing Commision. There is supposed to be a sign on the right front of the ring. What a mess I made of painting it! Still a work in progress or maybe I'm done.
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:46 PM
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Ezra Brooks Bourbon Whiskey decanter of John L Sullivan. About 15" high. Produced in 1971.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:11 AM
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I love some of these as pieces to compliment a memorabilia display.
They are often cheap (well a lot cheaper than some of the fight memorabilia), and look great.
Here are a few of mine.

1970's Ali action figure:


1978 Dunhill Fragrances "The Boxer" figurine


1973 Jim Beam Rocky Marciano decanter:




1985 Barry Michael port (released when Michael won the IBF title):
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These are great, Mr. Digest! I don't believe that I've seen the Dunhill and Barry Michael Port before. Thanks for sharing!

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I love some of these as pieces to compliment a memorabilia display.
They are often cheap (well a lot cheaper than some of the fight memorabilia), and look great.
Here are a few of mine.

1970's Ali action figure:


1978 Dunhill Fragrances "The Boxer" figurine


1973 Jim Beam Rocky Marciano decanter:




1985 Barry Michael port (released when Michael won the IBF title):
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I forgot who these wrestling chicks are, but evidently they dig the long ball. The Babe looks like he had a rough post game celebration last night.
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:46 PM
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Mr Digest....hehe
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:57 PM
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I like what you did with the wrestling girls and the baseballers

I set this up during Christmas using our elf on the shelf and the Rocky figures.

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I was at our local wine store and was stunned to see a picture of John Sullivan on one of the bottles. I didn't buy the wine, but I wondered how this had happened, and this is the story from the winery's website:

Bare-Knuckled Boxer Inspires Cabernet Sauvignon

A rare photo of boxer John L. Sullivan—the “Boston Strong Boy"—was chosen to front the bottle of Tank Garage Winery's Napa Valley red blend. See the result.

The Heavy, a powerful Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with “depth, complexity and finesse,” called for a label design that would mirror those characteristics. Designers at Tank Garage Winery, which makes the wine, found just the image: legendary John_Sullivanboxer John L. Sullivan, considered both the sport’s first heavyweight champion and the last recognized bare-knuckle fighter.

Known as the “Boston Strong Boy,” Sullivan dominated the timeframe that bridged boxing’s bare-knuckle and modern gloved eras during the late 1800s.

“Sullivan wasn’t just a brute,” says James Harder, co-founder of Tank Garage. “He was a strikingly dynamic, athletic and complex fighter who could dazzle the crowd with speed and swagger, or shut his opponent’s lights out with one punch. There were just too many parallels with this wine not to put him on it.”

A rare 1898 photo of Sullivan conveys the spirit of a Napa Valley blend.

The design team chose a screen print of a 1898 photo of Sullivan to convey the spirit of the heavy-hitting 2014 Napa Valley blend of 73 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 percent Merlot and 7 percent Cabernet Franc.

A flashy dresser known to proclaim that he could “lick any son-of-a-bitch in the world,” Sullivan was the first athlete to earn more than $1 million.

What Makes a Good Wine Label?

The bouts were brutal endeavors that could last 100 rounds or more, and Sullivan was brutally good at it. He went undefeated, suffering just two draws in 42 fights. Gloves were introduced gradually in the 1880s and Sullivan fought with both bare knuckles and gloves during the transition. His ring dominance came to an end in New Orleans on July 9, 1892, when he lost the title by knockout to James J. Corbett in the 21st round.

After he retired from the ring, Sullivan was involved in several ventures, owned a bar, but later gave up alcohol to promote temperance. He died in 1918 at age 59, and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Located in Calistoga, Tank Garage Winery operates from a 1930s mechanic’s garage and gas station. The wine is a partnership between Harder who owns James Cole Winery in Napa, Jim Regusci of Regusci Winery in Yountville, and T-Vine Winery in Calistoga, in which Regusci is also a partner.
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The elf has the choke locked in and he just found the TV camera.
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That John L wine bottle is cool. I need to find two. One to sample and one to display with the red wrapper on top.
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