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    1923 Dempsey vs. Gibbons Full Tickets Lot of 10. One of the greatest disasters in the history of fight promotion is recalled with this historic lot of full tickets, grim reminders of a fight that essentially bankrupted the small town of Shelby, Montana. Their existence in unused state exhibits the very problem that spurred the financial tragedy--rumors that the fight would not take place kept the vast majority of spectators from boarding trains to Shelby, and the fight saw only 7,000 tickets in the massive new arena sold and 13,000 spectators crashing the gates for free. Local banks that had fronted the money for the huge purses for the fighters went under, and the great Golden Age pugilist and eventual victor Jack Dempsey barely escaped the town with his life. Two tickets are for the expensive fifty dollar Ringside seats, the rest for the Outer Circle, and each presents in conservative EX-MT condition (one VG exception), with nothing more than minor edge wear to report.

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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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