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    1895 N310 Mayo Cut Plug John L. Sullivan SGC 50 VG/EX 4. Graded 50 VG/EX 4 by SGC, one of a pair which stands as the finest known examples graded to date. "Name at Top" variation. John L. Sullivan was the last great bare-knuckle champion and the first national sports hero of America. No one had ever seen the likes of the "Boston Strong Boy," who toured the nation, taking on all comers, with an offer of $1000 if they could last four rounds. No one could. With his epic 76-round victory over Jake Kilrain in 1889, his legend grew dramatically. Such a prominent figure was Sullivan, that when he was defeated in 1892 by Gentleman Jim Corbett, women and men across the nation wept. This iconic image is blemish free and stands in contrast to the fresh looking white frame. A reverse surface wrinkle, slight obverse surface impressions and some honest corner wear account for the grade. Very Good to Excellent condition.

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