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    1889 N386 Spaulding & Merrick Jake Kilrain #8 SGC Authentic. One of only three graded by SGC to date. From a series of 24 subjects including actors, actresses and prize fighters. Number 8 in the series is very tough and durable fighter Jake Kilrain. He is best recognized for participating in the last bare-knuckle world heavyweight championship fight in 1889 (under London rules) where Kilrain and the great John Sullivan went 76 rounds. Kilrain's coach, Mike Donovan, ended the fight by throwing in the towel, or sponge to be historically accurate, much to Kilrain's protests. This eye catching example has some roughness to areas on the top and bottom edges which appears to be animal gnawing and is the only element we can see that accounts for the technical grade. Bright and clean with a blue Spaulding & Merrick ad stamp reverse.

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    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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