JAMES J. "GENTLEMAN JIM" CORBETT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/06/1927 - HFSID 101858
Sale Price $1,275.00
JAMES J. CORBETT
World Heavyweight Champion, 1892-1897.
ALS: "Jim Corbett", 1p, 6½x5½. Bayside, N.Y., 1927 November 6. To Chisholm. In full: "Enclosed find the pictures. Am working in vaudeville and don't get home very often but if I run across anybody I can interest in your article will surely do so. Excuse short letter, have to catch train." Corbett (1866-1933) defeated World Heavyweight Champion John L. Sullivan on September 7, 1892 in a 21-round decision in the first championship fight to use big boxing gloves. He lost the title on March 17, 1897 when he was defeated in 14 rounds by Bob Fitzsimmons. After his boxing career, he performed in vaudeville, on Broadway and in motion pictures, billed as "Gentleman Jim" Corbett. Penned on his wife's personal stationery. Light paper clip impression at upper blank margin. Staple holes at upper margin. Staple marks at left touch 1 word. Lightly creased. Overall, fine condition.
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