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    1912 Abe Attell Signed Photograph from Harlem Tommy Murphy Fight.

    UPDATE: There is no ticket stub from the fight. The printed card references the fight as a draw and was not made until after the fight.

    Best remembered today as Arnold Rothstein's envoy to the Chicago White Sox in the conspiracy to fix the 1919 World Series, Abe "The Little Hebrew" Attell had been one of the fiercest featherweights in boxing history and was an original inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The presented photo finds Attell facing off against the much larger Harlem Tommy Murphy in their epic twenty-round draw in San Francisco in 1912. The battered and bloody combatants are separated by the referee at center, above whose right shoulder resides a flawless 8.5/10 black fountain pen inscription: "From the little Champ Abe Attell." The photograph measures 12x8.75" in the 20.5x16.5" frame. Auction LOA from SGC Authentic.

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    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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