JACK DEMPSEY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE ON PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED - HFSID 28678
Sale Price $292.50
JACK DEMPSEY5¼x3¾ picture postcard containing a note from the legendary boxer on verso Autograph Note on Picture Postcard Signed: "Hi Danny/ Good Luck Pal/ Jack Dempsey", on verso. Color, 5¼x3¾ picture postcard. Illustration by James Montgomery Flagg of the Dempsey-Willard Fight on July 4, 1919. Billed as the "The Manassa Mauler" and the "toughest man ever to come out of the West,"the 6-foot, 190-pound Jack Dempsey (1895-1983) met the 6-foot-6, 250-pound heavyweight champion Jess Willard on July 4, 1919, at Toledo, OH. Dempsey won on a 3rd-round knockout. During the next seven years, Dempsey defended his title only six times but made a lot of money in the process. His fight against Frenchman Georges Carpentier on July 2, 1921 produced boxing's first $1 million gate. He lost his title to Gene Tunney on September 23, 1926 in a ten-round decision, after which he retired. Considered by many to be the greatest fighter of the first half of the 20th century, as indicated by a 1950 Associated Press poll, Dempsey won 60 professional fights, 49 of them by knockout. He lost only 7, 1 by knockout, and fought 7 draws, 5 no-decisions, and 1 no-contest. Lightly soiled. Slightly worn at edges and corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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