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    1927 Dempsey vs. Tunney "Long Count Fight" Program. While stubs from this monumental bout in sports history are fairly readily available in the hobby (due to attendance of 145,000, a record for a boxing match), the same cannot be said of programs issued for the event. Here we present one of those programs, sold to a fan on hand at Chicago's Soldiers' Field to witness Heavyweight Champ Gene Tunney snatch victory from the jaws of defeat due to Jack Dempsey's costly error. A single vertical fold bisects the program, though this is not particularly distracting to the eye, nor is the mild surface wear and general toning typical of publications of this advanced age. A fantastic relic from the Golden Age of Sport.

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