1930's Jack Johnson Signed Boxing Glove....
A consequence of Johnson's lack of popularity in white America, and his relatively early death by automobile accident in 1946, is a challenging lack of autographs for the modern collectibles market. Nowhere is this more evident than in the subgenre of signed boxing gloves, of which only two or three are known to exist. Here we present what is almost assuredly the finest of that rare breed, a "Ken-Wel Brand" left hand glove neatly inscribed in 8/10 black fountain pen ink, "Jack Johnson, Former Heavyweight Champion of the World, U.S.A."
The glove itself has survived the passage of decades admirably, its red leather remaining soft and supple without any of the cracking or peeling endemic to other period examples. Use by Johnson himself is uncertain but unlikely, considering the post-career inscription. LOA from Craig Hamilton, J.O. Sports.
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