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    1923 Dempsey vs. Gibbons Full Ticket Replica Signed by Dempsey. One of the greatest disasters in the history of fight promotion is recalled with this replica of a full ticket for the 1923 Heavyweight Championship bout, a grim reminder of a fight that essentially bankrupted the small town of Shelby, Montana. Rumors that the fight would not take place kept the vast majority of spectators from boarding trains to Shelby, and the fight saw only 7,000 tickets in the massive new arena sold and 13,000 spectators crashing the gates for free. Local banks that had fronted the money for the huge purses for the fighters went under, and the great Golden Age pugilist and eventual victor Jack Dempsey barely escaped the town with his life. This replica presents in VG condition, with creasing at lower right corner and a small stain near the lower edge. Dempsey's signature on verso is 6/10. JSA Auction LOA.

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    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
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