Muhammad Ali “I Am the Greatest”

Name: Muhammad Ali “I Am the Greatest”

Made by and When: Effanbee, 1986

Material: All vinyl

Marks: Effanbee/1986/ M. ALI (on the head)

Height: 18 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Molded black hair/painted brown eyes/closed mouth

Clothes: Wears a replica of Ali’s Everlast white satin, red-trimmed boxing trunks with matching robe; wears molded-on boxing gloves and white faux leather boxing shoes

Other: Part of Effanbee’s Great Moments in Sports series, the Muhammad Ali “I Am the Greatest” doll was made for one year only. It has the usual five points of articulation. Included with the doll are instructions for posing and a signed letter from Muhammad Ali, who was regarded as one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century.


I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

—Muhammad Ali

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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