Ticket to a championship boxing match between Joe Louis and Jim Braddock

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Economic despair and widespread unemployment during the Great Depression lead many Americans to seek inspiration and hope in the world of sports. When boxer Joe Louis burst onto the scene in the mid-1930s he became a symbol of pride for African Americans. The 1937 fight between Joe Louis and James Braddock began an unprecedented winning streak by Louis that included a 12-year run as champion, defeating 25 challengers. Help us transcribe this ticket for the 1937 fight between Louis and Braddock for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world.

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