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    Scarce 1911 Scissors (Red) Jack Johnson SGC Authentic. Johnson became the World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Tommy Burns in Australia on December 26, 1908, becoming the first African-American to accomplish that feat. Today, collectors' appreciation for the first African-American Heavyweight Champion has only continued to grow, considerably more so in the wake of Ken Burns' PBS documentary "Unforgivable Blackness." Johnson is one of the most highly collected boxers. This is his entry from the 1911 Scissors Cigarettes card series which was sold by Wills for the market in East India. Encapsulated SGC Authentic.

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    December, 2015
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