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    c. 1920s Jack Dempsey Original Photograph, PSA/DNA Type I.
    Jack Dempsey competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. A cultural icon of the 1920s, Dempsey's aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate. Dempsey is ranked as tenth on The Ring magazine's list of all-time heavyweights and seventh among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers, while in 1950 the Associated Press voted him as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and was inducted into The Ring's Boxing Hall of Fame in 1951.

    Offered 5x8" original photograph shows Dempsey in a suit and bowtie posed for a portrait. Light-to-moderate wear is exhibited throughout the image with heavier wear in corners and creasing in the upper left and lower right. "EDMUNDS CHICAGO" embossing in the lower right corner. Reverse has "Jack Dempsey" and "D399J" written in blue pencil and "Credit Edmunds Studio" in black ink. Full LOA from PSA/DNA, Type I.


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