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(2) Evel Knievel 1974 "Snake River Canyon Jump" Full Tickets

Lot Number 875

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Among the impressive feats on a daredevil resume defined by 433 broken bones, 50 stacked automobiles, 19 cars lined bumper to bumper, and 13 Pepsi delivery trucks were cleared by American icon Evel Knievel. And while he never realized his aspirations of gong to the moon or jumping the Grand Canyon, Knievel viewed Idaho’s Snake River Canyon and the next best obstacle. These (2) tickets were issued for that landmark event in 1974. Measuring 3 x 8-7/8”, each is shaped like the numeral “1” and has printed event details in red and blue. The blank-backed souvenirs are complete (with very minor creases) reminders of a man who defied fear, injury and (most of the time) gravity. Of note is the fact that while few actually witnessed Knievel’s Snake River Canyon jump (which, incidentally, failed), none will forget it. (In "other" news that day, President Gerald Ford pardoned former President Richard Nixon.) There were only 15,000 tickets issued for the event. Furthermore, live viewing was the only option for many, as ABC Sports did not meet Knievel’s asking price and refused to televise the event, leaving only closed circuit television broadcasts in a select few places. Not only are these rare survivors, but they are amazingly preserved.

 
 
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