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    1890's John L. Sullivan Cabinet Photo Card. Impressive photograph of the greatest figure in 19th century pugilism with his fighting record boldly printed on the reverse, the latest date entry from 1889. The sepia image finds the Boston Strong Boy in formal garb, looking far more dapper than one might expect of the world's most dangerous fist fighter. A lack of studio stamping keep its origins a mystery but printed along the bottom of the front is "Your's Truly. John L. Sullivan." suggesting these cabinet cards were either given out or mailed back to fans whom he met or had fan letters from. The card has some creasing and an approx. 1" tear, both do little to greatly impact the image area.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    24th Sunday
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