GENE TUNNEY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 08/28/1927 - HFSID 28901
GENE TUNNEY Signed as Champion, just 25 days before his famous "long count" rematch with Dempsey. Autograph sentiment signed: "Sincerely/Gene Tunney/Aug 28 - 27" as Champ, 4¼x3½ card.
Sale Price $252.00
Signed as Champion, just 25 days before his famous "long count" rematch with Dempsey.
Autograph sentiment signed: "Sincerely/Gene Tunney/Aug 28 - 27" as Champ, 4¼x3½ card. Gene Tunney (1897-1978) captured the world heavyweight boxing crown by defeating Jack Dempsey in a unanimous 10-round decision (1926), won a 10-round rematch after coming back from a controversial long count (1927), picked up one more easy purse and then retired (1928). The highly literate and articulate Tunney served on the boards of several corporations. During World War II, he was director of athletics and fitness for the U.S. Navy. His son John was a Senator from California (1971-1977). Slightly soiled. Mounting paper remnants on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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