The 4 shirts are as follows. FUTURE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP - Mike Tyson - Catskill, N. Early Image of a young Mike Tyson.
Tag reads: Size S - Screen Stars - 50% Cotton 50% Polyester - Made in USA. Autographed by Tyson - full name at top near collar. ("n" has a slight break in it because he obviouisly caused a crease/fold in it when signing). Appears to havee been a black marker...Includes 2 1/2 diameter plastic pin with early Tyson photo. (this was actually pinned just below the autograph when I got it so I moved to show Condition: subtle stains which I believe was caused by the metal pin sitting there all those years - lines up). Tiny light brown stain just above the "C" in "Catskill" and just below the very bottom of his photograph. MIKE TYSON vs MARVIS FRAZIER Fight baseball style T-Shirt w/ 3/4 length sleeves in black (black/white). Reads: ABC Wide World of Sports - presents - Marvis Frazier (17-1) - Mike Tyson (24-0) - Sat.
Tag reads: Size M - The Knits - 50% Cotton 50% Polyester - Made in USA. No stains, no tears etc. Nice looking shirt with images of Frazier and Tyson. This is when Tyson finally started to get noticed nationally.
Glens Falls Civic Center is about 45 minutes from Albany. Dont let the record fool you - He fought A LOT his first year and this was his biggest challenger to date as the well known Frazier was a riosing star himself. It was only Tysons 2nd nationally televised fight and was officially THE SHORTEST FIGHT of his entire career at 30 seconds. (Frazier was actually knocked out in 23 seconds, but his father Joe Frazier made the officials change it to 30 to save his son some embarrassment).
MIKE TYSON - WHO'S NEXT? Back of shirt depicts a list of all current pro fights up to that time (17-0 - all by knock out) and lists their names and round they were knocked out. Tag reads: Size L - Screen Stars - 50% Cotton 50% Polyester - Made in USA. This shirt was produced for his 18th fight on Feb 16th, 1986 (still in first year as a pro) against journeyman Jesse Ferguson in Troy NY RPI College field house in Troy, NY.
THIS WAS TYSON'S VERY FIRST NATIONALLY TELEVISED FIGHT! In the fight, Furguson was originally "disqualified" in round 6 - for holding and clinching Tyson to avoid further punishment - giving Tyson the win. After the referee stopped the fight, Tyson's corner protested, saying that the ruling would blemish the boxer's perfect KO record.
Officials agreed and adjusted the ruling to a TKO. Condition: Excellent - Probably never worn as there is a missing seam for about 4 along bottom seem of sleeve where it meets the right armpit. THIS ONE'S FOR YOU CAPITAL LAND - MIKE TYSON (light blue).
Tag reads: Size M - Screen Stars - 50% Cotton 50% Polyester - Made in USA. Circa 1985/86 while Tyson was still fighting in the Albany NY area. Capital Land was the nickname for Albany metropolitan area of upstate NY and includes Albany (state Capital), Troy and Schenectady. I have never seen another one of these shirts available anywhere...
And finding pre-celebrity memorabilia is not easy today... Years and was fighting in small venues at the time. Though I have not had the autograph authenticated, based on what Ive seen online and I have no doubt it is original. I live in the Albany area myself and locals were always talking about Tyson as one of our own.This person was not a boxing collector... Just hung on to them. If you have any questions at all, please contact me. The item "4 Mike Tyson 1986 Autograph Boxing VINTAGE T-SHIRT Lot EARLY FIGHTS Albany NY" is in sale since Friday, April 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Fan Apparel & Souvenirs\Boxing". The seller is "teek-man" and is located in Latham, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Sri lanka, Oman, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay.