Lot # 24: 1933 Sport Kings Leonhard Seppala #48 PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: Goudeys

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Leonhard Seppala emigrated to Alaska from his home in Norway to become one of the most iconic figures dog sled racing had ever seen as he captured the 195, 1916 and 1917 All Alaska Sweepstakes ~ a 408 mile/657 km race from Nome to Candle and back. Seppala was instrumental in delivering serum to patients in Nome as the city was hit with an outbreak of diphtheria. Out of the outbreak came the establishment of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race to commemorate the emergency relay race that saved the town of Nome also known as the “Great Race of Mercy.” Leonhard Seppala is credited for founding the Siberian Huskie breed of dogs as he used them during his sled dog events. In 1932, Seppala participated in the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games winning the silver medal in the sled dog racing demonstration event.

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