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    C. 1899 Klein & Guttenstein Robert Fitzsimmons Cabinet Cards (5). Robert Fitzsimmons was a blacksmith from New Zealand who was also one of the most talented fighters that ever laced a pair of gloves. A terrific puncher with either hand, Fitzsimmons was agile and often fought much larger men earning Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight titles. At the time this series of cabinet cards was produced, Fitz was in his prime, preparing to fight Jeffries for the heavyweight title. Offered is a collection of five different and scarce Klein & Hartenstein of Milwaukee, WI cabinet photos showcasing the talented pugilist. Includes: #'s 2 Formal Portrait/Street Clothes (SGC Authentic), 4 Formal Portrait/Top hat in hands, 6 Formal Portrait/Wearing top hat/gloves (SGC Authentic), 10 Abdomen high body study from back and 16 Full-figure/Boxing pose (SGC 35 Good+ 2.5). The SGC Authentic assessments are the result of very small amounts of color touch-ups applied to a corner or two or within the dark background. Overall, the images have little to no wear offering exceptional detail and tonal range. With one exception mounts have corner wear but little surface wear to note, one has obvious damage. A rare chance to acquire multiple cards from this rare edition.

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