Ali's gloves, Shoeless Joe photo up for auction

Feb 21, 2015 12:26 PM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - A rare century-old signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston are set to go up for auction in New York City.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says gloves could fetch $1 million and the photo over $100,000 Saturday night.

The gloves were worn by the boxers during their infamous 1965 rematch. Ali won with a first-round knockout that some saw as a "phantom punch." The gloves were seized by boxing commissioner George Russo. They remained in the family until a California collector, the current owner, purchased them years ago.

The autographed photo of Jackson comes from a scrapbook owned by a Cleveland family. Jackson is mostly remembered for being banned from baseball for his role in the 1919 World Series scandal.

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