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    Jack Johnson Autographed Cabinet Photo Jack Johnson defeated Tommy Burns on December 26, 1908 in Australia to become the first black to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world. Johnson was flamboyant and outspoken, and bucked many of the social "rules" of the day. He was as controversial as he was gifted in the ring and is still regarded as one of the greatest heavyweights in history. Offered here is an absolutely stunning 7.25" x 9.75" studio portrait made of Johnson at Dobson studio in Liverpool, England. Johnson has boldly penned the portrait with a signature that rates a perfect "10" and an inscription that reads "Yours Truly Jack Johnson Jan 19 - 1916 To Hesselgrave." Autographs of Jack Johnson on photos are extremely rare and almost impossible to acquire on a cabinet photo of this quality. This lot is for the discerning autograph collector that only seeks the finest. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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