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    Jack Dempsey - Gene Tunney 1927 "Long Count" Full Unused Ticket Jack Dempsey fought Gene Tunney for the second time on September 22, 1927 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Tunney out pointed Dempsey until the 7th round when Dempsey landed a volley of punches sending Tunney crashing to the canvas. Dempsey failed to go immediately to a neutral corner and referee Dave Barry delayed the count. But instead of picking up the count with the timekeeper, Barry started the count at one, giving Tunney several extra seconds to regain his feet. The very next round Tunney dropped Dempsey with a chopping right and Barry immediately started the count, without sending Tunney to a neutral corner! Thus was born the celebrated "long count" fight that has remained a controversy to this day. Presented here is an extremely rare full, official ticket to this event that includes section, row and seat numbers. The ticket measures 2 5/8" x 6 3/4" and is in excellent condition with a clean front and back. Both fighters are ornately pictured and the stub is still firmly attached. This ticket is an extremely rare 1st row ticket. These ringside tickets were printed using four different types of ink and the illustrations on the back have an embossed feel, which is different from the standard ticket issued. One of the best examples we've seen.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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