Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Dempsey-Firpo Motion Picture Signed Contract On September 14, 1923 Jack Dempsey successfully defended his World Heavyweight Title stopping the "Wild Bull of the Pampas" Luis Firpo of Argentina in two rounds at the Polo Grounds in New York. The fight was a wild affair with both fighters down in the 1st round and Dempsey literally knocked out of the ring. Dempsey recovered and inflicted a heavy beating on the giant from South America before ending it with a knockout in the 2nd round. Offered here is a two page original contract dealing with the motion picture rights of this great fight. Signed and agreed upon before for the fight, this contract includes bold ink signatures of Jack Dempsey, his manager Jack Kearns and famous promoter George "Tex" Rickard. The contract is a typed document in its original, unaltered state and is in excellent condition. Any contract from this era is rare, a contract from a fight of this importance is almost unique. LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports with additional LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 363

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your expertise, guidance through the auction process and for getting them top dollar for the cards.
    Mark F.,
    Rochester, NY
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 30  1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 30 1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,406,927