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    1909 Jack Johnson "Champion of the World" Poster. It shouldn't surprise you that you've never encountered one of these remarkably scarce posters before. Johnson was almost universally despised by the white sporting world, and black Americans at the turn of the century had far more to worry about that sports collectibles. Somehow this high-grade rarity beat the odds of survival though, and celebrates its centennial this year according to the "Copyright 1909 by Brandt & Scheible" text at lower left. We have not removed the poster from the frame, but the 15.5x19" of viewable space is a stunning NRMT. Total framed dimensions are 22x26". A marvelous relic dating from just after Johnson claimed Tommy Burns' title in Sydney, Australia in the closing days of 1908. Glass in frame is lightly scratched.

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