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Joe Louis Pinbacks with 1940 Wendell Willkie Campaign Button

Lot of 2 Joe Louis pinbacks.

Joe and I Want Willkie. 1940. Diam. 1.25 in. (32 mm). Joe Louis endorsement pinback for Republican Wendell Willkie’s 1940 presidential campaign. Louis, the reigning heavyweight champion stated, “I think Wendell L. Willkie will give us a square deal. So I am for Willkie because I think he will help my people, and I figure my people should be for him, too.” 

Joe Louis Good Luck Club. ca 1938. Diam. 1.125 in. (30 mm). Joe Louis in a boxing stance surrounded by a horseshoe and four-leaf clover. Issued at the height of his career. 

Condition:

Joe and I Want Willkie - excellent, small loss of enamel on verso rim, not visible affecting image or front. 

Joe Louis Good Luck Club - very good, small loss to left. 

Estimate: $300 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$313
02/20/2020

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