JAMES J. "GENTLEMAN JIM" CORBETT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 42565
Sale Price $1,020.00
JAMES J. CORBETT. ALS: "Jim Corbett" in pencil, 1½p, 5¼x6½. Bayside, N.Y., no date. To Bill. In full: "So glad to hear from you but of course sorry you are so ill. We are just a couple of old stiffs and glad to be alive. Hope we are up and around soon Bill. I got a little setback going to the fight other night but feel better today. When we are able to get around must get together and talk things over. Vera joins me in best to you Bill." "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (1866-1933) has been called the "Father of Modern Boxing" because of his innovations in fighting style. In the fight that used big boxing gloves for the first time, Corbett defeated World Heavyweight Champion John L. Sullivan in 21 rounds on September 7, 1892 in New Orleans to win the title, losing it to Bob Fitzsimmons in 1897. Lightly creased and soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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