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    1890's John L Sullivan Cabinet Photos Trio (3). 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. Such a prominent figure was Sullivan, that when he was defeated in 1892 by Gentleman Jim Corbett, women and men across the nation wept. Offered is a trio of scarce 1890's cabinet cards. Includes 1) Cabinet with "Your's Truly John L. Sullivan" front and boxing record on reverse (SGC 50 VG/EX 4); 2) Cabinet captioned "John L. Sullivan, Champion of the World" (SGC 40 VG 3) and 3) Same cabinet captioned "John L. Sullivan, Champion of the World" with Flagg's Banner Clothing House advertising (SGC 30 Good 2).

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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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