There hasn’t been a bigger attraction for the sport of boxing in the last 20 years than Mike Tyson. Becoming the youngest Heavyweight Champion, becoming a knockout machine, and being featured in a classic Nintendo game doesn’t hurt either.
Unfortunately, like most boxers, “Iron Mike” hung around way too long. Once the dedication and ferocity left, Mike turned into a big time punching bag for young, unknown fighters. The man who won 50 fights (44 by knockout), was himself knocked out in three of his last four fights.
Earlier this week, Mike Tyson went on the Oprah show. Not expecting much from the Queen of Fluff, I decided to tune out. Boy, did I miss something special. Mike made the interview memorable by discussing everything in his life from drug addiction and abuse, to the ear biting incident and the recent death of his daughter.
You can check out an emotional clip of Mike discussing his daughter HERE.
If you’re still a fan of Mike Tyson, you currently have two options for a certified autograph. Topps’ Allen & Ginter released a short-print autograph which rarely hits eBay. There is currently one with a Buy It Now of $300 dollars.
The second choice is Sportkings Series C which also has Tyson in the autograph checklist. Surprisingly, both Topps and Sportkings’ autographs are on-card. The last copy sold for $200+ dollars.