JACK DEMPSEY - INSCRIBED PAMPHLET SIGNED - HFSID 41639
Sale Price $270.00
Jack Dempsey signs a pamphlet titled "13 excerpts (with pictures) from Dempsey By the Man Himself, As told to Bob Considine and Bill Slocum".
Pamphlet inscribed and signed: "To the Gifford Boys/Lots of Luck Pals/Jack Dempsey", 8p, 6x9. Promotional pamphlet titled "13 excerpts (with pictures) from Dempsey By the Man Himself, As told to Bob Considine and Bill Slocum". Photo of Dempsey on cover. Billed as the "Manassa Mauler" and the "toughest man ever to come out of the West," the 6-foot, 190-pound Dempsey 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. Named the greatest fighter of the half-century in a 1950 Associated Press poll, he won 60 professional fights, 49 by knockout; lost 7, 1 by knockout; and fought 7 draws, 5 no-decisions, and 1 no-contest. Slighlty creased at blank margins. Fine condition.
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